Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2018-2020

State Percent
Kentucky County 23%(21.9-23.7)
County Group 23%(21.9-23.7)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 27%(23.6-30.7)
Big Sandy Area Development District 24%(19.0-28.8)
Bluegrass Area Development District 21%(18.2-23.3)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 28%(22.0-33.8)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 28%(23.7-32.1)
FIVCO Area Development District 27%(23.0-31.9)
Gateway Area Development District 25%(20.1-30.4)
Green River Area Development District 20%(16.7-23.0)
Kentucky River Area Development District 30%(25.4-34.7)
KIPDA Area Development District 22%(19.1-24.4)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 25%(21.3-28.0)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 23%(20.0-26.9)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 21%(18.2-23.6)
Pennyrile Area Development District 26%(23.0-29.7)
Purchase Area Development District 25%(21.6-29.7)
County Percent
Adair County 36%(24.4-49.5)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Allen County 45%(30.9-59.9)
County Group 35%(27.5-42.6)
Anderson County 23%(10.2-44.2)
County Group 18%(13-24.5)
Ballard County 18%(7.4-37.9)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Barren County 33%(24.5-42.9)
County Group 35%(27.5-42.6)
Bath County 19%(11.6-28.6)
County Group 27%(20-35.1)
Bell County 28%(17.3-42.1)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
Boone County 12%(8.7-16.1)
County Group 12%(8.7-16.1)
Bourbon County 42%(24.1-62.1)
County Group 22%(17.1-28.1)
Boyd County 27%(19.9-34.8)
County Group 27%(19.9-34.8)
Boyle County 32%(18.2-49.5)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Bracken County 25%(12.2-43.3)
County Group 24%(18.3-31.8)
Breathitt County 28%(17.1-42.9)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Breckinridge County 21%(11.7-35.5)
County Group 21%(16.1-26.7)
Bullitt County 20%(12-31)
County Group 20%(14.3-26.8)
Butler County 20%(9.5-36.6)
County Group 26%(19.2-33.6)
Caldwell County 36%(23.8-50.3)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Calloway County 15%(9.3-23.8)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Campbell County 22%(16.1-29.4)
County Group 22%(16.1-29.4)
Carlisle County 30%(14.6-51.9)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Carroll County 33%(15.4-57.1)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Carter County 23%(15.5-33.4)
County Group 27%(20-35.2)
Casey County 17%(8.6-30.7)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Christian County 29%(22.4-36.2)
County Group 28%(21.8-34)
Clark County 35%(22.6-50.7)
County Group 22%(17.1-28.1)
Clay County 43%(27-60.9)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
Clinton County 28%(14.3-47.9)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Crittenden County 22%(10.7-39.9)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Cumberland County 27%(11.3-51.6)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Daviess County 16%(12.3-21.1)
County Group 16%(12.3-21.1)
Edmonson County 26%(11.7-47.2)
County Group 35%(27.5-42.6)
Elliott County 33%(17.9-52.1)
County Group 27%(20-35.1)
Estill County 48%(27.4-69.1)
County Group 34%(24.8-44.7)
Fayette County 16%(12.5-19.5)
County Group 16%(12.5-19.5)
Fleming County 32%(22.1-44.4)
County Group 24%(16.9-33.2)
Floyd County 29%(20.6-38.4)
County Group 29%(20.6-38.4)
Franklin County 16%(9.7-26.4)
County Group 18%(13-24.5)
Fulton County 31%(16.3-50.9)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Gallatin County 26%(12.9-44.2)
County Group 24%(18.3-31.8)
Garrard County 28%(14-49.3)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Grant County 22%(13.9-33.1)
County Group 24%(18.3-31.8)
Graves County 32%(23.4-42.5)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Grayson County 24%(14.5-35.8)
County Group 26%(19.2-33.6)
Green County 27%(13.4-46.5)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Greenup County 25%(17.7-34.6)
County Group 25%(17.7-34.6)
Hancock County 9%(3.7-21.5)
County Group 21%(16.1-26.7)
Hardin County 27%(21.1-33.8)
County Group 27%(21.1-33.8)
Harlan County 21%(13.5-30.5)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
Harrison County 25%(11.6-44.7)
County Group 24%(16.9-33.2)
Hart County 25%(13.5-42.1)
County Group 26%(19.2-33.6)
Henderson County 27%(19.5-35.3)
County Group 24%(18.2-31.2)
Henry County 15%(5.5-33)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Hickman County 24%(7.6-54.8)
County Group 24%(19.1-29.5)
Hopkins County 29%(22.4-37.2)
County Group 26%(20.1-31.8)
Jackson County 27%(15.3-43.9)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Jefferson County 22%(19.4-25.5)
County Group 22%(19.4-25.5)
Jessamine County 17%(8.9-29.5)
County Group 22%(17.1-28.1)
Johnson County 23%(11.2-41)
County Group 26%(18.2-36.8)
Kenton County 26%(20.8-30.8)
County Group 26%(20.8-30.8)
Knott County 30%(19.7-42.8)
County Group 29%(21.8-37.7)
Knox County 22%(13.5-34)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
Larue County 20%(9.5-37.6)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Laurel County 26%(18.8-35)
County Group 26%(18.8-35)
Lawrence County 33%(21.8-47.1)
County Group 26%(18.2-36.8)
Lee County 48%(30.1-66.3)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Leslie County 26%(14.7-42.7)
County Group 27%(20.1-34.8)
Letcher County 28%(18.8-39.8)
County Group 29%(21.8-37.7)
Lewis County 33%(20.9-48.3)
County Group 27%(20-35.2)
Lincoln County 30%(15.2-50.3)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Livingston County 17%(8.9-31.4)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Logan County 33%(22.3-46.4)
County Group 27%(21.2-33.6)
Lyon County 16%(8-30.6)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Madison County 15%(9.3-21.9)
County Group 22%(17.1-28.1)
Magoffin County 16%(9-27.8)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Marion County 25%(14.3-38.7)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Marshall County 25%(17.3-33.4)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Martin County 24%(11.9-43.2)
County Group 26%(18.2-36.8)
Mason County 20%(13.2-30.3)
County Group 24%(16.9-33.2)
McCracken County 28%(20.7-36.5)
County Group 28%(20.7-36.5)
McCreary County 36%(23.9-49.4)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
McLean County 17%(7.7-34.5)
County Group 26%(20.1-31.8)
Meade County 20%(12.8-30.2)
County Group 21%(16.1-26.7)
Menifee County 14%(5.3-33.4)
County Group 27%(20-35.1)
Mercer County 36%(22.5-52.9)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Metcalfe County 35%(20-53.2)
County Group 26%(19.2-33.6)
Monroe County 40%(21.4-61.4)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Montgomery County 29%(20.7-38.7)
County Group 34%(24.8-44.7)
Morgan County 36%(23.1-52.2)
County Group 27%(20-35.1)
Muhlenberg County 22%(15.5-30.8)
County Group 27%(21.2-33.6)
Nelson County 18%(11.6-25.4)
County Group 20%(14.3-26.8)
Nicholas County 18%(5.5-44.5)
County Group 24%(16.9-33.2)
Ohio County 26%(17.3-37.7)
County Group 21%(16.1-26.7)
Oldham County 19%(10.2-33.5)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Owen County 18%(8.1-35.9)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Owsley County 35%(17.3-57.5)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Pendleton County 27%(14.7-44.6)
County Group 24%(18.3-31.8)
Perry County 27%(19.2-36.4)
County Group 27%(20.1-34.8)
Pike County 22%(15.9-28.6)
County Group 22%(15.9-28.6)
Powell County 26%(9.5-54)
County Group 34%(24.8-44.7)
Pulaski County 23%(18.1-28.7)
County Group 23%(18.1-28.7)
Robertson County 22%(6.9-52.4)
County Group 24%(16.9-33.2)
Rockcastle County 27%(13.4-45.6)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Rowan County 21%(13.7-29.9)
County Group 21%(13.7-29.9)
Russell County 17%(10.5-27.1)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Scott County 21%(12.5-34.2)
County Group 18%(13-24.5)
Shelby County 16%(6.7-33.3)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Simpson County 25%(14.9-39.7)
County Group 27%(21.2-33.6)
Spencer County 23%(10.6-42)
County Group 20%(14.3-26.8)
Taylor County 22%(14-32.6)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Todd County 23%(12.5-38.5)
County Group 28%(21.8-34)
Trigg County 24%(14.6-37)
County Group 24%(19.9-29.4)
Trimble County 51%(22.1-78.7)
County Group 20%(14.2-27.1)
Union County 18%(8.9-32.2)
County Group 24%(18.2-31.2)
Warren County 19%(15.3-24.3)
County Group 19%(15.3-24.3)
Washington County 25%(12.6-43.6)
County Group 29%(22.7-35.8)
Wayne County 20%(12-30.5)
County Group 26%(21.1-30.6)
Webster County 18%(9.2-33)
County Group 26%(20.1-31.8)
Whitley County 34%(23.8-45.3)
County Group 30%(24.9-34.9)
Wolfe County 27%(16.3-40.8)
County Group 28%(22.3-34.7)
Woodford County 8%(2.9-20.2)
County Group 18%(13-24.5)

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. 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.