Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2018-2020

Percent Compare to State Average: 37%
Adair 35%(23.8-47.2) Barchart image
Allen 40%(25.9-55.1) Barchart image
Anderson 42%(24.6-61.4) Barchart image
Ballard 38%(24.2-53.8) Barchart image
Barren 38%(29.3-48.3) Barchart image
Barren River 35%(31.6-39.0) Barchart image
Bath 50%(35.3-64.7) Barchart image
Bell 54%(40.1-66.9) Barchart image
Big Sandy 45%(39.5-49.8) Barchart image
Bluegrass 34%(30.8-36.4) Barchart image
Boone 36%(30.4-41.7) Barchart image
Bourbon 47%(29.4-65.4) Barchart image
Boyd 42%(33.1-51.7) Barchart image
Boyle 34%(20.1-50.8) Barchart image
Bracken 50%(31.4-68.4) Barchart image
Breathitt 42%(30.2-55.2) Barchart image
Breckinridge 33%(21.1-46.9) Barchart image
Buffalo Trace 43%(36.6-50.3) Barchart image
Bullitt 44%(33.5-55) Barchart image
Butler 34%(19.5-53.2) Barchart image
Caldwell 39%(26.8-53.2) Barchart image
Calloway 38%(29.1-48.5) Barchart image
Campbell 37%(30.4-44) Barchart image
Carlisle 36%(18.3-58.1) Barchart image
Carroll 39%(20.8-60.5) Barchart image
Carter 39%(29.9-49.6) Barchart image
Christian 36%(28.2-43.6) Barchart image
Clark 29%(18.5-41.8) Barchart image
Clay 39%(24-56.9) Barchart image
Clinton 42%(26.9-58) Barchart image
Crittenden 35%(20-53.4) Barchart image
Cumberland 45%(22.9-68.6) Barchart image
Cumberland Valley 46%(41.3-50.5) Barchart image
Daviess 30%(25-36.1) Barchart image
Edmonson 48%(29.5-66.2) Barchart image
Elliott 40%(21.4-61.7) Barchart image
Estill 37%(19-58.9) Barchart image
Fayette 31%(26.5-35.2) Barchart image
FIVCO 40%(34.8-44.8) Barchart image
Fleming 37%(26.7-49.5) Barchart image
Floyd 43%(33.9-51.6) Barchart image
Franklin 35%(24.7-45.9) Barchart image
Fulton 27%(13.1-46.8) Barchart image
Gallatin 30%(15.6-49.5) Barchart image
Garrard 24%(12.4-42.3) Barchart image
Gateway 43%(36.6-48.6) Barchart image
Grant 32%(22.2-44) Barchart image
Graves 39%(29.7-48.2) Barchart image
Grayson 52%(38.5-64.4) Barchart image
Green 50%(32.7-67.7) Barchart image
Green River 33%(29.5-37.1) Barchart image
Greenup 43%(33.7-52.9) Barchart image
Hancock 29%(17.1-44.8) Barchart image
Hardin 33%(27.4-39.2) Barchart image
Harlan 62%(50.1-73.3) Barchart image
Harrison 44%(28-60.5) Barchart image
Hart 36%(21.9-52.3) Barchart image
Henderson 40%(30.8-49.4) Barchart image
Henry 43%(24.7-64.2) Barchart image
Hickman 46%(22.9-70.3) Barchart image
Hopkins 46%(38.3-54) Barchart image
Jackson 49%(33.2-64.4) Barchart image
Jefferson 32%(28.9-35.5) Barchart image
Jessamine 31%(20.4-44.3) Barchart image
Johnson 52%(38.6-65.2) Barchart image
Kenton 36%(30.7-42) Barchart image
Kentucky River 44%(38.7-48.5) Barchart image
KIPDA 33%(30.5-36.4) Barchart image
Knott 39%(27.2-51.7) Barchart image
Knox 53%(40.1-65.4) Barchart image
Lake Cumberland 39%(35.1-42.7) Barchart image
Larue 58%(42.1-72) Barchart image
Laurel 36%(28.1-44.3) Barchart image
Lawrence 29%(19.4-40.5) Barchart image
Lee 39%(22.8-58) Barchart image
Leslie 47%(31.2-62.9) Barchart image
Letcher 50%(39.3-61.4) Barchart image
Lewis 40%(26.5-55.4) Barchart image
Lincoln 40%(23.6-58.5) Barchart image
Lincoln Trail 35%(34.6-42.4) Barchart image
Livingston 47%(31.5-63.4) Barchart image
Logan 32%(21.1-45.5) Barchart image
Lyon 40%(24.9-57) Barchart image
Madison 38%(29.6-47.4) Barchart image
Magoffin 40%(27.6-54.5) Barchart image
Marion 43%(29.5-57.9) Barchart image
Marshall 38%(29.1-46.9) Barchart image
Martin 59%(35.8-78.6) Barchart image
Mason 50%(39-60.3) Barchart image
McCracken 38%(30.9-45.8) Barchart image
McCreary 36%(24.7-48.8) Barchart image
McLean 29%(16.4-45.3) Barchart image
Meade 33%(22.3-45.1) Barchart image
Menifee 59%(40.9-75.2) Barchart image
Mercer 37%(22.9-53.1) Barchart image
Metcalfe 42%(26.1-60.3) Barchart image
Monroe 27%(12.8-48.9) Barchart image
Montgomery 40%(30.2-49.7) Barchart image
Morgan 40%(27.6-54.2) Barchart image
Muhlenberg 37%(28.9-46.5) Barchart image
Nelson 38%(28.7-47.5) Barchart image
Nicholas 38%(17.8-63.3) Barchart image
Northern Kentucky 35%(32.2-38.4) Barchart image
Ohio 29%(19.9-40) Barchart image
Oldham 40%(28.6-52.8) Barchart image
Owen 22%(11.5-37.1) Barchart image
Owsley 33%(17-54.3) Barchart image
Pendleton 36%(22.7-51.6) Barchart image
Pennyrile 39%(35.3-42.9) Barchart image
Perry 45%(35.7-54.7) Barchart image
Pike 41%(34-49.1) Barchart image
Powell 30%(12.5-56.7) Barchart image
Pulaski 40%(34-46.4) Barchart image
Purchase 38%(34.0-42.1) Barchart image
Robertson 25%(7.7-57.4) Barchart image
Rockcastle 53%(37-67.9) Barchart image
Rowan 35%(24.7-47.3) Barchart image
Russell 42%(30.4-53.9) Barchart image
Scott 35%(23.9-47.4) Barchart image
Shelby 32%(20.4-46.9) Barchart image
Simpson 40%(27.4-55) Barchart image
Spencer 22%(10.9-39.9) Barchart image
Taylor 42%(29.8-54.3) Barchart image
Todd 24%(13.4-38) Barchart image
Trigg 48%(34.3-61.3) Barchart image
Trimble 22%(6.5-52.9) Barchart image
Union 39%(26.7-52.9) Barchart image
Warren 31%(26.2-36.9) Barchart image
Washington 48%(31.1-65.1) Barchart image
Wayne 44%(31-57) Barchart image
Webster 38%(23.7-54.4) Barchart image
Whitley 36%(25.4-47.6) Barchart image
Wolfe 43%(28.4-58.5) Barchart image
Woodford 22%(10.8-40.2) Barchart image

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults estimated to be obese, defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. BMI is equal to weight in pounds divide by height in inches squared and then multiplied by 703.

Data Sources:

BRFSS

Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data as analyzed at the county level by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health.

Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed. 95% confidence intervals listed in parentheses.

County groups were developed by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health under the direction of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The county groups were developed through a methodology which considered socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related statistics at the county level, together with geographical proximity and number of BRFSS respondents, to cluster counties based on similar characteristics. County groups are expected to provide more stable rates and reliable estimates for small areas in Kentucky. For additional information, please email rseger at healthy-ky.org.