Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2018-2020

State Percent
Kentucky County 70%(69.1-71.1)
County Group 70%(69.1-71.1)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 69%(65.2-72.5)
Big Sandy Area Development District 80%(75.5-83.5)
Bluegrass Area Development District 67%(63.7-69.5)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 72%(64.9-77.6)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 76%(71.6-79.5)
FIVCO Area Development District 73%(67.9-77.0)
Gateway Area Development District 75%(69.1-79.7)
Green River Area Development District 71%(67.2-75.0)
Kentucky River Area Development District 78%(74.1-81.1)
KIPDA Area Development District 69%(65.7-71.4)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 71%(67.2-74.5)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 74%(69.6-77.1)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 71%(67.8-73.8)
Pennyrile Area Development District 72%(68.5-75.9)
Purchase Area Development District 67%(63.2-71.2)
County Percent
Adair County 65%(50.8-76.2)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Allen County 72%(55.7-84.5)
County Group 71%(64-77.9)
Anderson County 78%(56.1-91)
County Group 71%(63.6-76.7)
Ballard County 62%(44-76.9)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Barren County 69%(59.2-76.9)
County Group 71%(64-77.9)
Bath County 75%(61.2-85.4)
County Group 77%(68.8-82.9)
Bell County 79%(65.9-87.3)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
Boone County 72%(66.8-77)
County Group 72%(66.8-77)
Bourbon County 88%(74.6-94.4)
County Group 67%(60.1-72.6)
Boyd County 77%(69.2-83)
County Group 77%(69.2-83)
Boyle County 77%(60.3-88.3)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Bracken County 82%(61.2-92.7)
County Group 76%(67.9-82.1)
Breathitt County 87%(78.5-92)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Breckinridge County 66%(51-78.9)
County Group 74%(67.1-79.4)
Bullitt County 73%(62.7-81.3)
County Group 74%(66.6-79.4)
Butler County 65%(45-81.1)
County Group 75%(67.7-81.5)
Caldwell County 72%(57.1-83.4)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Calloway County 62%(50.3-71.9)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Campbell County 72%(65.1-77.6)
County Group 72%(65.1-77.6)
Carlisle County 77%(55.3-89.7)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Carroll County 57%(33-78.5)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Carter County 68%(55.6-78.2)
County Group 66%(56.4-74.5)
Casey County 68%(52.9-80.3)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Christian County 76%(68.3-81.7)
County Group 72%(64.3-77.9)
Clark County 65%(48.8-77.6)
County Group 67%(60.1-72.6)
Clay County 75%(54.8-87.7)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
Clinton County 68%(50.5-81.7)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Crittenden County 66%(47.3-81.3)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Cumberland County 83%(53.2-95.2)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Daviess County 70%(62.9-75.4)
County Group 70%(62.9-75.4)
Edmonson County 76%(57.8-87.9)
County Group 71%(64-77.9)
Elliott County 68%(48.4-83.1)
County Group 77%(68.8-82.9)
Estill County 62%(39-80.5)
County Group 70%(60.4-77.7)
Fayette County 63%(58-67)
County Group 63%(58-67)
Fleming County 69%(56.9-79.5)
County Group 74%(65-82)
Floyd County 74%(64.4-81.4)
County Group 74%(64.4-81.4)
Franklin County 72%(62-80.6)
County Group 71%(63.6-76.7)
Fulton County 67%(46.7-82.8)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Gallatin County 83%(62-93.2)
County Group 76%(67.9-82.1)
Garrard County 66%(44.9-81.9)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Grant County 69%(56.3-79.3)
County Group 76%(67.9-82.1)
Graves County 69%(58.5-77.2)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Grayson County 82%(70.9-88.8)
County Group 75%(67.7-81.5)
Green County 72%(54.4-85)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Greenup County 73%(63.3-80.6)
County Group 73%(63.3-80.6)
Hancock County 74%(51.7-87.8)
County Group 74%(67.1-79.4)
Hardin County 68%(60.4-74.2)
County Group 68%(60.4-74.2)
Harlan County 80%(67.5-88.4)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
Harrison County 70%(49.5-84.1)
County Group 74%(65-82)
Hart County 76%(61.3-86.2)
County Group 75%(67.7-81.5)
Henderson County 75%(66.4-82.2)
County Group 74%(65.9-80)
Henry County 75%(52.4-88.6)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Hickman County 62%(36.9-81.4)
County Group 66%(59.3-71.2)
Hopkins County 74%(66.7-80.6)
County Group 73%(66.6-78.5)
Jackson County 77%(60.9-87.9)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Jefferson County 67%(63.4-70.2)
County Group 67%(63.4-70.2)
Jessamine County 50%(37.2-63.5)
County Group 67%(60.1-72.6)
Johnson County 80%(68.4-87.7)
County Group 78%(69.5-83.8)
Kenton County 69%(63.6-74.5)
County Group 69%(63.6-74.5)
Knott County 81%(71.3-88)
County Group 83%(77.1-87.9)
Knox County 84%(73.3-90.8)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
Larue County 78%(64.4-88)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Laurel County 74%(65.5-81.1)
County Group 74%(65.5-81.1)
Lawrence County 72%(59.3-82.6)
County Group 78%(69.5-83.8)
Lee County 65%(47.7-78.7)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Leslie County 74%(53.5-88)
County Group 73%(64.4-79.9)
Letcher County 86%(77.6-91.1)
County Group 83%(77.1-87.9)
Lewis County 63%(46.5-76.8)
County Group 66%(56.4-74.5)
Lincoln County 75%(56.6-87.3)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Livingston County 75%(58.3-86.2)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Logan County 62%(48.5-73.2)
County Group 68%(60.7-74.2)
Lyon County 70%(51-83.7)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Madison County 70%(60.6-78.3)
County Group 67%(60.1-72.6)
Magoffin County 83%(69.9-90.8)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Marion County 80%(68.7-88.2)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Marshall County 76%(67.4-82.4)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Martin County 81%(49.5-95)
County Group 78%(69.5-83.8)
Mason County 76%(66-84.3)
County Group 74%(65-82)
McCracken County 66%(58.8-72.8)
County Group 66%(58.8-72.8)
McCreary County 61%(47-73.7)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
McLean County 55%(36.2-71.9)
County Group 73%(66.6-78.5)
Meade County 79%(67.4-87.5)
County Group 74%(67.1-79.4)
Menifee County 94%(86-97.6)
County Group 77%(68.8-82.9)
Mercer County 64%(47.5-77.9)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Metcalfe County 70%(48.8-85.2)
County Group 75%(67.7-81.5)
Monroe County 72%(49.2-86.9)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Montgomery County 74%(64.2-81)
County Group 70%(60.4-77.7)
Morgan County 74%(58.4-85.2)
County Group 77%(68.8-82.9)
Muhlenberg County 68%(57.5-77.5)
County Group 68%(60.7-74.2)
Nelson County 73%(63.1-80.4)
County Group 74%(66.6-79.4)
Nicholas County 94%(68.2-99.2)
County Group 74%(65-82)
Ohio County 72%(60.4-80.7)
County Group 74%(67.1-79.4)
Oldham County 78%(67.7-86)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Owen County 68%(46.9-83.2)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Owsley County 61%(34.9-82.2)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Pendleton County 77%(59.6-88.7)
County Group 76%(67.9-82.1)
Perry County 72%(63.4-79.6)
County Group 73%(64.4-79.9)
Pike County 84%(78.6-88.4)
County Group 84%(78.6-88.4)
Powell County 72%(51.6-86.2)
County Group 70%(60.4-77.7)
Pulaski County 76%(70.3-80.8)
County Group 76%(70.3-80.8)
Robertson County 63%(33.7-85.5)
County Group 74%(65-82)
Rockcastle County 83%(70.1-91.4)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Rowan County 69%(56.9-78.7)
County Group 69%(56.9-78.7)
Russell County 68%(55.4-79.1)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Scott County 75%(63.1-84.2)
County Group 71%(63.6-76.7)
Shelby County 68%(52.8-80.1)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Simpson County 77%(62.5-86.4)
County Group 68%(60.7-74.2)
Spencer County 76%(56.5-88.1)
County Group 74%(66.6-79.4)
Taylor County 70%(57.7-80.1)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Todd County 59%(41.7-74.4)
County Group 72%(64.3-77.9)
Trigg County 84%(68.7-92.5)
County Group 75%(69.2-79.1)
Trimble County 70%(32.6-91.7)
County Group 72%(64.7-77.9)
Union County 70%(54.2-81.9)
County Group 74%(65.9-80)
Warren County 66%(60.3-71.9)
County Group 66%(60.3-71.9)
Washington County 81%(61.9-91.5)
County Group 73%(66.6-79.2)
Wayne County 75%(60.2-85)
County Group 71%(65.7-75.2)
Webster County 82%(69.8-90.2)
County Group 73%(66.6-78.5)
Whitley County 64%(51.5-74.1)
County Group 73%(68-77.9)
Wolfe County 83%(69.3-90.8)
County Group 80%(74.1-84)
Woodford County 47%(29.6-65.5)
County Group 71%(63.6-76.7)

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults estimated to be overweight, defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0 or higher. This category includes those adults estimated to be obese, defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or greater. 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.