Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 24%(23.0-24.8)
County Group 24%(23.0-24.8)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 29%(25.56-31.7)
Big Sandy Area Development District 27%(23.44-31.43)
Bluegrass Area Development District 20%(17.97-23.13)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 29%(24.87-34.5)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 26%(22.99-29.51)
FIVCO Area Development District 27%(23.68-30.69)
Gateway Area Development District 26%(22.26-31.02)
Green River Area Development District 21%(18.75-24.02)
Kentucky River Area Development District 31%(27.72-35.41)
KIPDA Area Development District 23%(20.76-26.22)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 26%(23.1-28.82)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 26%(23.27-29.42)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 23%(20.39-26.2)
Pennyrile Area Development District 26%(23.43-29.3)
Purchase Area Development District 24%(20.84-26.84)
County Percent
Adair County 35%(25.85-46.04)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Allen County 42%(30.17-54.98)
County Group 34%(27.48-40.27)
Anderson County 16%(6.09-35.06)
County Group 17%(11.89-23.66)
Ballard County 22%(11.04-37.7)
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Barren County 31%(23.8-39.65)
County Group 34%(27.48-40.27)
Bath County 25%(16.79-35.32)
County Group 25%(19.41-32.45)
Bell County 31%(21.49-41.84)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
Boone County 17%(12.75-22.85)
County Group 17%(12.75-22.85)
Bourbon County 35%(20.18-54.16)
County Group 19%(14.31-24.81)
Boyd County 25%(20.22-29.67)
County Group 25%(20.22-29.67)
Boyle County 30%(15.36-51.4)
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Bracken County 23%(13.99-35.09)
County Group 28%(20.72-36.08)
Breathitt County 27%(16.66-41.02)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Breckinridge County 32%(21.31-45.75)
County Group 27%(22.06-32.01)
Bullitt County 34%(24.28-46.3)
County Group 28%(21.24-35.46)
Butler County 29%(17.62-42.69)
County Group 31%(24.93-37.95)
Caldwell County 28%(17.62-40.26)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Calloway County 13%(8.4-18.35)
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Campbell County 23%(16.96-30.48)
County Group 23%(16.96-30.48)
Carlisle County
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Carroll County
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Carter County 31%(22.77-40.11)
County Group 32%(25.01-39.01)
Casey County 27%(17.74-39.14)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Christian County 29%(23.21-34.77)
County Group 27%(22.45-33.04)
Clark County 24%(13.46-38.72)
County Group 19%(14.31-24.81)
Clay County 37%(23.72-52.51)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
Clinton County 23%(11.6-40.07)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Crittenden County 30%(16.84-47.35)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Cumberland County
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Daviess County 16%(12.6-19.74)
County Group 16%(12.6-19.74)
Edmonson County 29%(14.78-48.12)
County Group 34%(27.48-40.27)
Elliott County 27%(14-45.63)
County Group 25%(19.41-32.45)
Estill County
County Group 35%(26.06-44.7)
Fayette County 18%(14.22-21.71)
County Group 18%(14.22-21.71)
Fleming County 29%(21.55-38.19)
County Group 25%(18.33-34.27)
Floyd County 30%(22.05-39.04)
County Group 30%(22.05-39.04)
Franklin County 25%(14.84-40.16)
County Group 17%(11.89-23.66)
Fulton County
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Gallatin County
County Group 28%(20.72-36.08)
Garrard County
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Grant County 28%(17.42-42.14)
County Group 28%(20.72-36.08)
Graves County 28%(21.76-34.55)
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Grayson County 31%(21.12-43.12)
County Group 31%(24.93-37.95)
Green County 30%(17.98-44.42)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Greenup County 27%(20.82-35.02)
County Group 27%(20.82-35.02)
Hancock County 25%(14.89-39.16)
County Group 27%(22.06-32.01)
Hardin County 26%(21.42-31.06)
County Group 26%(21.42-31.06)
Harlan County 21%(14.69-29.78)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
Harrison County 27%(12.73-49.19)
County Group 25%(18.33-34.27)
Hart County 24%(13.63-37.82)
County Group 31%(24.93-37.95)
Henderson County 30%(23.63-37.48)
County Group 28%(22.22-33.7)
Henry County
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Hickman County
County Group 22%(18.54-26.08)
Hopkins County 25%(19.5-31.1)
County Group 23%(19.15-28.28)
Jackson County 28%(17.32-42.75)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Jefferson County 24%(20.56-26.72)
County Group 24%(20.56-26.72)
Jessamine County 17%(9.12-29.87)
County Group 19%(14.31-24.81)
Johnson County 23%(15.87-32.33)
County Group 25%(19.4-30.69)
Kenton County 26%(20.85-30.83)
County Group 26%(20.85-30.83)
Knott County 31%(21.88-42.16)
County Group 31%(24.64-37.73)
Knox County 27%(19.15-37.44)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
Larue County 26%(15.98-39.16)
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Laurel County 18%(13.33-22.76)
County Group 18%(13.33-22.76)
Lawrence County 27%(18.43-37.69)
County Group 25%(19.4-30.69)
Lee County 36%(24.38-48.48)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Leslie County 31%(19.81-45.33)
County Group 31%(24.72-37.73)
Letcher County 30%(22.88-39.32)
County Group 31%(24.64-37.73)
Lewis County 33%(22.5-45.81)
County Group 32%(25.01-39.01)
Lincoln County 32%(18.11-50.22)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Livingston County 21%(11.98-35.28)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Logan County 31%(22.39-41.03)
County Group 26%(21.16-31.21)
Lyon County 27%(15.2-43.39)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Madison County 13%(7.6-20.1)
County Group 19%(14.31-24.81)
Magoffin County 28%(18.22-39.38)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Marion County 31%(21.37-43.14)
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Marshall County 25%(18.26-32.44)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Martin County 24%(13.34-38.78)
County Group 25%(19.4-30.69)
Mason County 30%(22.16-39.24)
County Group 25%(18.33-34.27)
McCracken County 26%(20.2-32.38)
County Group 26%(20.2-32.38)
McCreary County 31%(21.26-43.29)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
McLean County 14%(7.34-25.11)
County Group 23%(19.15-28.28)
Meade County 26%(17.89-35.88)
County Group 27%(22.06-32.01)
Menifee County 12%(5.64-24.08)
County Group 25%(19.41-32.45)
Mercer County
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Metcalfe County 44%(28.51-59.85)
County Group 31%(24.93-37.95)
Monroe County 45%(28.28-62.91)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Montgomery County 31%(23.18-39.39)
County Group 35%(26.06-44.7)
Morgan County 33%(21.2-46.49)
County Group 25%(19.41-32.45)
Muhlenberg County 23%(16.93-30.86)
County Group 26%(21.16-31.21)
Nelson County 19%(13.28-27.54)
County Group 28%(21.24-35.46)
Nicholas County
County Group 25%(18.33-34.27)
Ohio County 25%(18.05-32.91)
County Group 27%(22.06-32.01)
Oldham County 12%(5.81-23.99)
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Owen County 24%(12.79-41.01)
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Owsley County 32%(18.44-49.33)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Pendleton County
County Group 28%(20.72-36.08)
Perry County 31%(23.73-38.75)
County Group 31%(24.72-37.73)
Pike County 28%(21.69-34.49)
County Group 28%(21.69-34.49)
Powell County
County Group 35%(26.06-44.7)
Pulaski County 24%(19.83-28.85)
County Group 24%(19.83-28.85)
Robertson County
County Group 25%(18.33-34.27)
Rockcastle County 23%(13.36-35.35)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Rowan County 25%(18.51-32.52)
County Group 25%(18.51-32.52)
Russell County 21%(14.33-30.65)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Scott County 13%(6.93-24.58)
County Group 17%(11.89-23.66)
Shelby County 15%(5.83-32.47)
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Simpson County 23%(14.53-34.74)
County Group 26%(21.16-31.21)
Spencer County
County Group 28%(21.24-35.46)
Taylor County 19%(12.33-27.93)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Todd County 23%(13.33-37.8)
County Group 27%(22.45-33.04)
Trigg County 33%(22.46-44.64)
County Group 27%(22.46-31.37)
Trimble County
County Group 18%(12.61-24.52)
Union County 20%(12.28-31.3)
County Group 28%(22.22-33.7)
Warren County 22%(17.88-26.5)
County Group 22%(17.88-26.5)
Washington County 23%(11.78-39.86)
County Group 30%(23.55-36.35)
Wayne County 26%(17.54-36.15)
County Group 29%(24.48-33.1)
Webster County 27%(17.53-39.67)
County Group 23%(19.15-28.28)
Whitley County 35%(26.79-44.53)
County Group 30%(26.38-34.82)
Wolfe County 42%(30-55.14)
County Group 29%(24.08-33.99)
Woodford County 11%(4.58-23.63)
County Group 17%(11.89-23.66)

Notes on this indicator: Percent of adults who are current smokers (variable calculated from one or more BRFSS questions).

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. 

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.