Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 67%(66.1-67.9)
County Group 67%(66.1-67.9)
County Percent
Adair County 76%(66.15-83.56)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Allen County 75%(62.59-85)
County Group 66%(59.48-71.7)
Anderson County 68%(54.39-79.43)
County Group 68%(61.91-72.73)
Ballard County 74%(61.66-82.79)
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Barren County 63%(54.8-71.18)
County Group 66%(59.48-71.7)
Bath County 72%(61.97-79.7)
County Group 74%(69.18-78.47)
Bell County 63%(52.4-71.88)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
Boone County 69%(63.31-73.34)
County Group 69%(63.31-73.34)
Bourbon County 68%(51.13-81.63)
County Group 67%(61.25-72.21)
Boyd County 75%(69.53-80.07)
County Group 75%(69.53-80.07)
Boyle County 72%(59.56-81.31)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Bracken County 74%(64.67-82.29)
County Group 68%(61-74.79)
Breathitt County 69%(58.35-77.33)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Breckinridge County 73%(60.9-81.86)
County Group 68%(60.65-73.76)
Bullitt County 70%(60.27-77.82)
County Group 71%(64.2-76.51)
Butler County 69%(51.76-82.32)
County Group 71%(64.09-76.5)
Caldwell County 76%(63.83-85.23)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Calloway County 59%(48.2-68.16)
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Campbell County 59%(52.79-65.11)
County Group 59%(52.79-65.11)
Carlisle County 85%(70.95-92.49)
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Carroll County 76%(58.41-87.96)
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Carter County 75%(66.44-81.21)
County Group 75%(69.41-79.81)
Casey County 75%(64.88-83.29)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Christian County 70%(62.13-77.1)
County Group 70%(62.75-75.68)
Clark County 75%(62.81-84.08)
County Group 67%(61.25-72.21)
Clay County 73%(57.95-83.83)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
Clinton County 59%(43.66-72.86)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Crittenden County 74%(57.07-85.46)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Cumberland County 62%(45.32-76.19)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Daviess County 61%(55.74-66.69)
County Group 61%(55.74-66.69)
Edmonson County 58%(43.07-71.31)
County Group 66%(59.48-71.7)
Elliott County 77%(64.74-85.43)
County Group 74%(69.18-78.47)
Estill County 77%(58.39-88.35)
County Group 78%(70.74-83.97)
Fayette County 57%(52.61-61.49)
County Group 57%(52.61-61.49)
Fleming County 71%(63.42-78.14)
County Group 66%(59.17-72.92)
Floyd County 70%(63.25-75.96)
County Group 70%(63.25-75.96)
Franklin County 62%(51.6-70.85)
County Group 68%(61.91-72.73)
Fulton County
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Gallatin County
County Group 68%(61-74.79)
Garrard County 67%(50.68-80.19)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Grant County 70%(57.85-79.18)
County Group 68%(61-74.79)
Graves County 67%(58.77-74.55)
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Grayson County 70%(59.25-78.82)
County Group 71%(64.09-76.5)
Green County 77%(64.26-86.51)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Greenup County 71%(65.12-77.02)
County Group 71%(65.12-77.02)
Hancock County 66%(46.48-81.27)
County Group 68%(60.65-73.76)
Hardin County 69%(63.11-74.84)
County Group 69%(63.11-74.84)
Harlan County 74%(66.15-80.25)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
Harrison County 62%(46.39-75.4)
County Group 66%(59.17-72.92)
Hart County 73%(62.54-81.4)
County Group 71%(64.09-76.5)
Henderson County 69%(61.27-75.9)
County Group 69%(62.29-74.98)
Henry County 77%(60.1-87.56)
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Hickman County
County Group 66%(60.08-70.77)
Hopkins County 66%(57.58-74.25)
County Group 67%(59.71-73.38)
Jackson County 76%(64.65-83.85)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Jefferson County 65%(62.42-67.83)
County Group 65%(62.42-67.83)
Jessamine County 63%(50.72-73.5)
County Group 67%(61.25-72.21)
Johnson County 79%(71.53-84.65)
County Group 79%(73.35-83)
Kenton County 66%(60.92-70.24)
County Group 66%(60.92-70.24)
Knott County 67%(58.24-75.48)
County Group 71%(64.74-76.03)
Knox County 75%(65.63-81.95)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
Larue County 74%(59.94-84.35)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Laurel County 72%(65.01-78.31)
County Group 72%(65.01-78.31)
Lawrence County 80%(70.28-87.39)
County Group 79%(73.35-83)
Lee County 71%(56.73-82.44)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Leslie County 73%(62.83-81.51)
County Group 71%(65.95-76.23)
Letcher County 73%(65.4-80.25)
County Group 71%(64.74-76.03)
Lewis County 76%(70.05-80.79)
County Group 75%(69.41-79.81)
Lincoln County 78%(63.32-87.32)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Livingston County 53%(35.41-69.67)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Logan County 71%(61.62-79.45)
County Group 72%(66.1-76.95)
Lyon County 85%(72.56-92.56)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Madison County 67%(58.18-73.93)
County Group 67%(61.25-72.21)
Magoffin County 70%(58.32-79.07)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Marion County 73%(62.39-81.88)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Marshall County 74%(65.99-80.02)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Martin County 73%(58.92-83.94)
County Group 79%(73.35-83)
Mason County 66%(56.37-74.18)
County Group 66%(59.17-72.92)
McCracken County 67%(60.02-72.69)
County Group 67%(60.02-72.69)
McCreary County 73%(62.95-81.12)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
McLean County 82%(64.79-91.71)
County Group 67%(59.71-73.38)
Meade County 72%(62.16-80.63)
County Group 68%(60.65-73.76)
Menifee County 79%(68.67-86.45)
County Group 74%(69.18-78.47)
Mercer County 75%(61.96-84.87)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Metcalfe County 70%(49.14-84.99)
County Group 71%(64.09-76.5)
Monroe County 68%(48.68-82.02)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Montgomery County 70%(62.11-76.96)
County Group 78%(70.74-83.97)
Morgan County 73%(64.57-80.19)
County Group 74%(69.18-78.47)
Muhlenberg County 66%(57.16-74.14)
County Group 72%(66.1-76.95)
Nelson County 74%(66.01-80.69)
County Group 71%(64.2-76.51)
Nicholas County
County Group 66%(59.17-72.92)
Ohio County 59%(44.08-71.66)
County Group 68%(60.65-73.76)
Oldham County 54%(43.89-63.69)
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Owen County 71%(53.92-83.16)
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Owsley County 69%(54.32-80.85)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Pendleton County 60%(45.52-72.95)
County Group 68%(61-74.79)
Perry County 70%(63.91-75.94)
County Group 71%(65.95-76.23)
Pike County 72%(66.32-76.4)
County Group 72%(66.32-76.4)
Powell County 88%(74.7-94.33)
County Group 78%(70.74-83.97)
Pulaski County 68%(61.91-74.01)
County Group 68%(61.91-74.01)
Robertson County 68%(49.48-82.7)
County Group 66%(59.17-72.92)
Rockcastle County 69%(58.07-77.81)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Rowan County 66%(58.89-73.28)
County Group 66%(58.89-73.28)
Russell County 72%(60.9-80.72)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Scott County 72%(62.41-80.13)
County Group 68%(61.91-72.73)
Shelby County 76%(64.75-83.89)
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Simpson County 86%(75.04-92.95)
County Group 72%(66.1-76.95)
Spencer County
County Group 71%(64.2-76.51)
Taylor County 73%(64.16-80.89)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Todd County 67%(54.36-78.04)
County Group 70%(62.75-75.68)
Trigg County 75%(63.19-83.88)
County Group 73%(67.99-77.4)
Trimble County
County Group 69%(63.37-74.25)
Union County 69%(55.18-79.85)
County Group 69%(62.29-74.98)
Warren County 63%(57.05-68.48)
County Group 63%(57.05-68.48)
Washington County 60%(43.72-74.95)
County Group 71%(65.94-76.24)
Wayne County 79%(71.05-85.88)
County Group 73%(69.57-76.79)
Webster County 58%(41.19-72.67)
County Group 67%(59.71-73.38)
Whitley County 63%(53.84-71.81)
County Group 70%(65.58-73.29)
Wolfe County 80%(70.21-86.52)
County Group 71%(67.07-75.51)
Woodford County 70%(56.56-80.49)
County Group 68%(61.91-72.73)

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. 

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.