Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 14%(13.1-14.5)
County Group 14%(13.1-14.5)
County Percent
Adair County 6%(1.92-14.95)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Allen County 13%(5.67-28.4)
County Group 11%(7.36-17.28)
Anderson County 10%(3.35-24.79)
County Group 12%(8.82-17.1)
Ballard County 4%(1.09-12.67)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Barren County 9%(5.38-16.16)
County Group 11%(7.36-17.28)
Bath County 8%(4.14-15.29)
County Group 9%(5.92-12.47)
Bell County 5%(1.75-13.31)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
Boone County 19%(14.6-23.21)
County Group 19%(14.6-23.21)
Bourbon County 15%(6.55-30.8)
County Group 11%(8.49-15.28)
Boyd County 16%(10.77-22.61)
County Group 16%(10.77-22.61)
Boyle County 16%(8.18-29.01)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Bracken County 11%(6.71-18.2)
County Group 12%(8.2-17.37)
Breathitt County 10%(5.01-19.55)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Breckinridge County 11%(4.3-23.59)
County Group 15%(10.21-20.78)
Bullitt County 22%(15.06-31.5)
County Group 21%(15.56-27.33)
Butler County 8%(2.88-19.53)
County Group 8%(4.66-12)
Caldwell County 1%(0.2-3.8)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Calloway County 16%(10.31-25.17)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Campbell County 21%(15.64-26.62)
County Group 21%(15.64-26.62)
Carlisle County 7%(2.15-18.39)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Carroll County 23%(8.81-47.61)
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Carter County 7%(3.51-14.93)
County Group 8%(4.54-12.47)
Casey County 3%(1.02-10.69)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Christian County 15%(9.18-22.44)
County Group 13%(8.39-19.19)
Clark County 11%(4.64-22.41)
County Group 11%(8.49-15.28)
Clay County 10%(3.06-29.06)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
Clinton County 4%(1.11-12.01)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Crittenden County 18%(8.5-33.65)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Cumberland County 14%(4.92-34.93)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Daviess County 13%(9.4-17.64)
County Group 13%(9.4-17.64)
Edmonson County 13%(5.09-31.19)
County Group 11%(7.36-17.28)
Elliott County 5%(1.86-14.39)
County Group 9%(5.92-12.47)
Estill County 26%(9-55.63)
County Group 16%(8.7-27.15)
Fayette County 19%(15.83-22.75)
County Group 19%(15.83-22.75)
Fleming County 4%(2.07-9.1)
County Group 8%(4.6-13.13)
Floyd County 8%(4.25-13.22)
County Group 8%(4.25-13.22)
Franklin County 13%(7.45-22.09)
County Group 12%(8.82-17.1)
Fulton County
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Gallatin County
County Group 12%(8.2-17.37)
Garrard County 5%(1.76-13.69)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Grant County 12%(6.96-21.14)
County Group 12%(8.2-17.37)
Graves County 10%(5.7-16.23)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Grayson County 8%(3.3-17.45)
County Group 8%(4.66-12)
Green County 18%(7.79-37.68)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Greenup County 10%(6.48-15.91)
County Group 10%(6.48-15.91)
Hancock County 14%(3.94-40.89)
County Group 15%(10.21-20.78)
Hardin County 16%(11.42-20.73)
County Group 16%(11.42-20.73)
Harlan County 3%(0.82-10.2)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
Harrison County 11%(3.6-27.52)
County Group 8%(4.6-13.13)
Hart County 5%(1.99-11.19)
County Group 8%(4.66-12)
Henderson County 9%(4.68-17.06)
County Group 11%(6.53-16.61)
Henry County 20%(9.48-38.11)
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Hickman County
County Group 11%(7.73-14.78)
Hopkins County 13%(7.12-22.18)
County Group 13%(8.32-19.68)
Jackson County 7%(2.94-17.17)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Jefferson County 17%(15.33-19.86)
County Group 17%(15.33-19.86)
Jessamine County 9%(4.68-17.73)
County Group 11%(8.49-15.28)
Johnson County 6%(3.03-13.11)
County Group 5%(2.87-9.13)
Kenton County 20%(16.39-24.83)
County Group 20%(16.39-24.83)
Knott County 7%(3.23-13.51)
County Group 9%(5.86-13.85)
Knox County 8%(4.16-15.89)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
Larue County 10%(4.78-19.68)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Laurel County 7%(4.55-11.17)
County Group 7%(4.55-11.17)
Lawrence County 4%(1.22-11.92)
County Group 5%(2.87-9.13)
Lee County 4%(1.14-10.86)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Leslie County 1%(0.27-3.52)
County Group 4%(2.59-6.48)
Letcher County 11%(6.41-18.46)
County Group 9%(5.86-13.85)
Lewis County 8%(4.59-13.6)
County Group 8%(4.54-12.47)
Lincoln County 8%(2.71-21.93)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Livingston County 19%(6.46-43.84)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Logan County 9%(4.33-16.27)
County Group 10%(6.54-15.58)
Lyon County 7%(1.35-30.11)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Madison County 13%(8.35-18.3)
County Group 11%(8.49-15.28)
Magoffin County 2%(0.63-8.52)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Marion County 9%(4.35-17.11)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Marshall County 7%(3.07-14.37)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Martin County 3%(0.9-11.58)
County Group 5%(2.87-9.13)
Mason County 13%(7.76-21.61)
County Group 8%(4.6-13.13)
McCracken County 13%(7.67-20.02)
County Group 13%(7.67-20.02)
McCreary County 5%(2.02-11.33)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
McLean County 12%(4.27-30.61)
County Group 13%(8.32-19.68)
Meade County 23%(14.19-34.38)
County Group 15%(10.21-20.78)
Menifee County 10%(4.92-19.35)
County Group 9%(5.92-12.47)
Mercer County 7%(2.39-17.59)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Metcalfe County 11%(4.07-27.17)
County Group 8%(4.66-12)
Monroe County 6%(1.81-18.82)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Montgomery County 16%(8.44-26.9)
County Group 16%(8.7-27.15)
Morgan County 10%(5.24-17.73)
County Group 9%(5.92-12.47)
Muhlenberg County 12%(5.9-21.9)
County Group 10%(6.54-15.58)
Nelson County 14%(9-22.47)
County Group 21%(15.56-27.33)
Nicholas County
County Group 8%(4.6-13.13)
Ohio County 10%(4.18-22.51)
County Group 15%(10.21-20.78)
Oldham County 15%(9.23-23.69)
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Owen County 8%(3.38-18.4)
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Owsley County 17%(5.44-41.65)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Pendleton County 8%(3.93-16.57)
County Group 12%(8.2-17.37)
Perry County 6%(3.66-9.57)
County Group 4%(2.59-6.48)
Pike County 8%(5.49-11.07)
County Group 8%(5.49-11.07)
Powell County 8%(2.61-23.48)
County Group 16%(8.7-27.15)
Pulaski County 7%(4.45-10.36)
County Group 7%(4.45-10.36)
Robertson County 12%(3.31-34)
County Group 8%(4.6-13.13)
Rockcastle County 6%(2.46-14.4)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Rowan County 14%(9.6-20.54)
County Group 14%(9.6-20.54)
Russell County 5%(1.97-14.35)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Scott County 13%(7.61-22.75)
County Group 12%(8.82-17.1)
Shelby County 12%(6.11-22.03)
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Simpson County 10%(3.52-25.38)
County Group 10%(6.54-15.58)
Spencer County
County Group 21%(15.56-27.33)
Taylor County 9%(4.67-18.27)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Todd County 7%(2.67-15.18)
County Group 13%(8.39-19.19)
Trigg County 9%(3.77-19.36)
County Group 9%(5.85-13.84)
Trimble County
County Group 15%(10.84-19.94)
Union County 14%(7.03-25.4)
County Group 11%(6.53-16.61)
Warren County 18%(13.85-23.74)
County Group 18%(13.85-23.74)
Washington County 8%(2.05-25.33)
County Group 10%(6.61-13.52)
Wayne County 6%(2.04-15.11)
County Group 8%(5.63-10.99)
Webster County 14%(5.74-29.44)
County Group 13%(8.32-19.68)
Whitley County 12%(6.83-20.72)
County Group 7%(5.04-10.36)
Wolfe County 7%(2.51-17.16)
County Group 7%(4.65-9.89)
Woodford County 11%(4.63-22.59)
County Group 12%(8.82-17.1)

Notes on this indicator: Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks on one occasion for males and having four or more drinks on one occasion for females.

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.