Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 33%(32.2-34)
County Group 33%(32.2-34)
County Percent
Adair County 39%(28.91-50.38)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Allen County 45%(32.71-58.02)
County Group 34%(27.82-40.56)
Anderson County 37%(24.21-52.73)
County Group 35%(29.07-40.84)
Ballard County 46%(33.23-60.14)
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Barren County 32%(24.28-41.23)
County Group 34%(27.82-40.56)
Bath County 39%(29.44-48.69)
County Group 37%(31.58-41.75)
Bell County 40%(30.61-49.24)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
Boone County 31%(26.13-35.87)
County Group 31%(26.13-35.87)
Bourbon County 30%(17.52-46.65)
County Group 35%(29.82-40.27)
Boyd County 39%(33.52-45.62)
County Group 39%(33.52-45.62)
Boyle County 29%(18.73-42.39)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Bracken County 29%(21.18-37.37)
County Group 35%(28.65-42.54)
Breathitt County 37%(28.14-46.39)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Breckinridge County 33%(23.21-45.52)
County Group 36%(30.21-42.1)
Bullitt County 35%(26.64-44.04)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.99)
Butler County 26%(15.41-39.16)
County Group 32%(26.97-38.38)
Caldwell County 35%(23.38-47.83)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Calloway County 26%(19.7-34.24)
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Campbell County 28%(23.4-34.01)
County Group 28%(23.4-34.01)
Carlisle County 32%(16.22-52.99)
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Carroll County 44%(26.25-62.7)
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Carter County 41%(33.56-48.89)
County Group 42%(36.08-47.33)
Casey County 34%(24.21-44.97)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Christian County 39%(31.83-47.56)
County Group 38%(31.19-44.85)
Clark County 36%(25.43-48.24)
County Group 35%(29.82-40.27)
Clay County 41%(28.69-55.18)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
Clinton County 34%(22.27-48.02)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Crittenden County 33%(19.16-51.69)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Cumberland County 35%(20.99-51.65)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Daviess County 30%(24.93-34.93)
County Group 30%(24.93-34.93)
Edmonson County 22%(12.42-35.42)
County Group 34%(27.82-40.56)
Elliott County 34%(22.91-48.25)
County Group 37%(31.58-41.75)
Estill County 55%(36.2-72.86)
County Group 44%(33.73-54.27)
Fayette County 27%(23.14-30.63)
County Group 27%(23.14-30.63)
Fleming County 32%(24.83-39.77)
County Group 34%(26.8-42.23)
Floyd County 38%(31.42-44.71)
County Group 38%(31.42-44.71)
Franklin County 31%(23.23-40.64)
County Group 35%(29.07-40.84)
Fulton County
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Gallatin County
County Group 35%(28.65-42.54)
Garrard County 30%(17.99-46.73)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Grant County 38%(27.44-49.27)
County Group 35%(28.65-42.54)
Graves County 31%(23.6-39.23)
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Grayson County 34%(24.83-44)
County Group 32%(26.97-38.38)
Green County 39%(26.46-53.63)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Greenup County 35%(29.65-40.82)
County Group 35%(29.65-40.82)
Hancock County 46%(28.83-63.65)
County Group 36%(30.21-42.1)
Hardin County 33%(27.67-38.34)
County Group 33%(27.67-38.34)
Harlan County 38%(30.52-46.78)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
Harrison County 32%(19.18-47.89)
County Group 34%(26.8-42.23)
Hart County 38%(29-48.79)
County Group 32%(26.97-38.38)
Henderson County 35%(27.44-43.24)
County Group 32%(26-39.04)
Henry County 26%(15.25-41.28)
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Hickman County
County Group 32%(26.99-36.52)
Hopkins County 32%(25.08-39.5)
County Group 33%(26.86-39.16)
Jackson County 37%(26.51-49.57)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Jefferson County 31%(28.66-33.87)
County Group 31%(28.66-33.87)
Jessamine County 34%(24.08-45.22)
County Group 35%(29.82-40.27)
Johnson County 49%(41.21-56.8)
County Group 46%(40.48-51.83)
Kenton County 29%(25.01-33.68)
County Group 29%(25.01-33.68)
Knott County 43%(33.55-52.81)
County Group 41%(35.13-47.69)
Knox County 40%(31.21-49.45)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
Larue County 31%(20.18-45.17)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Laurel County 41%(33.89-48.3)
County Group 41%(33.89-48.3)
Lawrence County 41%(31.8-51.44)
County Group 46%(40.48-51.83)
Lee County 40%(28.78-53.29)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Leslie County 47%(36.96-56.7)
County Group 43%(37.25-48.25)
Letcher County 40%(32.03-48.26)
County Group 41%(35.13-47.69)
Lewis County 43%(35.72-50.02)
County Group 42%(36.08-47.33)
Lincoln County 40%(25.84-56.77)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Livingston County 13%(7.43-23.16)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Logan County 36%(26.89-45.53)
County Group 38%(32.2-43.97)
Lyon County 29%(17.61-44.9)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Madison County 36%(28.68-43.85)
County Group 35%(29.82-40.27)
Magoffin County 37%(27.28-46.98)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Marion County 27%(18.32-38.76)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Marshall County 36%(27.86-44.31)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Martin County 47%(33.88-60.77)
County Group 46%(40.48-51.83)
Mason County 34%(25.1-43.6)
County Group 34%(26.8-42.23)
McCracken County 34%(27.71-40.73)
County Group 34%(27.71-40.73)
McCreary County 42%(31.43-52.55)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
McLean County 40%(23.78-58.92)
County Group 33%(26.86-39.16)
Meade County 38%(28.45-48.55)
County Group 36%(30.21-42.1)
Menifee County 34%(23.84-46.01)
County Group 37%(31.58-41.75)
Mercer County 33%(21.18-46.71)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Metcalfe County 25%(14-41.84)
County Group 32%(26.97-38.38)
Monroe County 38%(23.74-54.95)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Montgomery County 31%(24.04-39.06)
County Group 44%(33.73-54.27)
Morgan County 37%(29.04-45.18)
County Group 37%(31.58-41.75)
Muhlenberg County 36%(28.29-45.05)
County Group 38%(32.2-43.97)
Nelson County 34%(25.45-42.79)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.99)
Nicholas County
County Group 34%(26.8-42.23)
Ohio County 33%(22.91-44.72)
County Group 36%(30.21-42.1)
Oldham County 23%(15.59-31.66)
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Owen County 33%(19.56-49.33)
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Owsley County 33%(21.43-46.79)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Pendleton County 35%(22.83-49.27)
County Group 35%(28.65-42.54)
Perry County 40%(33.95-46.87)
County Group 43%(37.25-48.25)
Pike County 38%(33.48-43.33)
County Group 38%(33.48-43.33)
Powell County 47%(26.35-68.88)
County Group 44%(33.73-54.27)
Pulaski County 37%(30.95-42.45)
County Group 37%(30.95-42.45)
Robertson County 33%(18.97-51.12)
County Group 34%(26.8-42.23)
Rockcastle County 33%(24.34-43.49)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Rowan County 36%(29.1-43.02)
County Group 36%(29.1-43.02)
Russell County 36%(25.4-47.3)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Scott County 41%(30.54-53.14)
County Group 35%(29.07-40.84)
Shelby County 33%(21.81-46.41)
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Simpson County 47%(32.14-61.82)
County Group 38%(32.2-43.97)
Spencer County
County Group 34%(28.47-40.99)
Taylor County 34%(25.82-43.58)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Todd County 31%(19.9-44.52)
County Group 38%(31.19-44.85)
Trigg County 28%(18.9-39.02)
County Group 31%(26.09-35.5)
Trimble County
County Group 31%(25.68-37.36)
Union County 26%(16.11-38.05)
County Group 32%(26-39.04)
Warren County 29%(24.64-34.45)
County Group 29%(24.64-34.45)
Washington County 25%(13.79-40.84)
County Group 30%(24.77-35.5)
Wayne County 43%(33.28-52.46)
County Group 37%(33.33-41.6)
Webster County 30%(17.87-45.97)
County Group 33%(26.86-39.16)
Whitley County 33%(25.53-41.36)
County Group 38%(34.44-42.23)
Wolfe County 37%(25.36-49.37)
County Group 36%(31.77-40.51)
Woodford County 26%(15.99-38.49)
County Group 35%(29.07-40.84)

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. 

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.