Chronic Disease Indicator

Prevalence of Hypertension (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 39%(38-40.1)
County Group 39%(38-40.1)
County Percent
Adair County 47%(34.61-60.5)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Allen County 38%(25.65-52.49)
County Group 39%(31.87-45.62)
Anderson County 68%(50.55-81.37)
County Group 42%(35.58-49.72)
Ballard County 51%(34.59-66.84)
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Barren County 35%(26.6-43.69)
County Group 39%(31.87-45.62)
Bath County 49%(37.35-61.14)
County Group 42%(36.4-48.63)
Bell County 48%(36.54-60.13)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
Boone County 34%(28-39.49)
County Group 34%(28-39.49)
Bourbon County 50%(30.37-69.05)
County Group 37%(31.11-43.51)
Boyd County 46%(39.22-52.74)
County Group 46%(39.22-52.74)
Boyle County 54%(39.24-68.35)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Bracken County 30%(21.27-40.61)
County Group 35%(27.15-43.82)
Breathitt County 39%(29.02-50.99)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Breckinridge County 47%(33.06-61.54)
County Group 46%(38.86-52.84)
Bullitt County 36%(27.12-46.69)
County Group 34%(27.53-41.49)
Butler County 31%(16-50.69)
County Group 35%(29.02-42.09)
Caldwell County 60%(43.53-74.14)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Calloway County 37%(26.52-48.27)
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Campbell County 34%(27.28-40.43)
County Group 34%(27.28-40.43)
Carlisle County 24%(10.94-44.06)
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Carroll County 39%(20.29-61.43)
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Carter County 52%(42.83-61.43)
County Group 49%(41.82-55.89)
Casey County 51%(36.98-64.2)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Christian County 44%(35.5-52.65)
County Group 41%(33.67-48.29)
Clark County 55%(39.25-69.12)
County Group 37%(31.11-43.51)
Clay County 49%(33.87-64.28)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
Clinton County 36%(21.98-53.8)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Crittenden County 45%(26.53-64.21)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Cumberland County 36%(20.88-54.35)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Daviess County 36%(30.75-42.45)
County Group 36%(30.75-42.45)
Edmonson County 50%(33.71-66.38)
County Group 39%(31.87-45.62)
Elliott County 38%(24.73-53.13)
County Group 42%(36.4-48.63)
Estill County 39%(21.22-60.18)
County Group 45%(32.78-57.17)
Fayette County 32%(27.09-37.43)
County Group 32%(27.09-37.43)
Fleming County 42%(32.1-53.24)
County Group 41%(31.77-50.08)
Floyd County 49%(41.11-57.09)
County Group 49%(41.11-57.09)
Franklin County 45%(33.65-56.82)
County Group 42%(35.58-49.72)
Fulton County
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Gallatin County
County Group 35%(27.15-43.82)
Garrard County 45%(25.01-66.01)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Grant County 46%(32.71-59.44)
County Group 35%(27.15-43.82)
Graves County 40%(31.44-50.02)
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Grayson County 32%(23.58-42.08)
County Group 35%(29.02-42.09)
Green County 38%(25.31-53.53)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Greenup County 45%(37.89-52.22)
County Group 45%(37.89-52.22)
Hancock County 40%(24.81-57.99)
County Group 46%(38.86-52.84)
Hardin County 42%(35.75-49.46)
County Group 42%(35.75-49.46)
Harlan County 48%(37.95-57.77)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
Harrison County 24%(12.62-41.97)
County Group 41%(31.77-50.08)
Hart County 38%(27.22-50.77)
County Group 35%(29.02-42.09)
Henderson County 44%(34.18-53.87)
County Group 39%(31.32-47.06)
Henry County 44%(26.05-63.34)
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Hickman County
County Group 40%(34.51-46.53)
Hopkins County 34%(26.6-43.34)
County Group 37%(29.32-44.44)
Jackson County 42%(29.73-55.45)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Jefferson County 39%(35.71-42.07)
County Group 39%(35.71-42.07)
Jessamine County 28%(18.75-39.66)
County Group 37%(31.11-43.51)
Johnson County 59%(50.05-67.63)
County Group 56%(49.87-62.65)
Kenton County 32%(26.66-36.83)
County Group 32%(26.66-36.83)
Knott County 48%(37.81-58.72)
County Group 52%(44.54-58.89)
Knox County 55%(44.45-64.99)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
Larue County 43%(28.48-58.77)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Laurel County 39%(31.59-47.89)
County Group 39%(31.59-47.89)
Lawrence County 56%(44.65-66.01)
County Group 56%(49.87-62.65)
Lee County 48%(32.63-63.77)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Leslie County 53%(40.67-64.94)
County Group 48%(41.38-54.83)
Letcher County 55%(44.81-64.35)
County Group 52%(44.54-58.89)
Lewis County 42%(32.84-51.84)
County Group 49%(41.82-55.89)
Lincoln County 38%(21.8-57.44)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Livingston County 28%(12.93-49.91)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Logan County 39%(28.65-49.6)
County Group 42%(35.54-49.19)
Lyon County 63%(45.31-78.01)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Madison County 35%(27.29-44.51)
County Group 37%(31.11-43.51)
Magoffin County 49%(36.37-61.03)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Marion County 40%(27.54-54.08)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Marshall County 46%(35.73-55.99)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Martin County 47%(31.21-63.09)
County Group 56%(49.87-62.65)
Mason County 53%(42.1-64.35)
County Group 41%(31.77-50.08)
McCracken County 45%(37.44-53.25)
County Group 45%(37.44-53.25)
McCreary County 52%(38.86-64.37)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
McLean County 42%(21.5-66.43)
County Group 37%(29.32-44.44)
Meade County 43%(32.38-53.78)
County Group 46%(38.86-52.84)
Menifee County 51%(36.37-64.62)
County Group 42%(36.4-48.63)
Mercer County 52%(36.15-67.73)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Metcalfe County 45%(27.04-63.8)
County Group 35%(29.02-42.09)
Monroe County 38%(23.17-56.13)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Montgomery County 46%(36.13-55.81)
County Group 45%(32.78-57.17)
Morgan County 37%(28.03-46.51)
County Group 42%(36.4-48.63)
Muhlenberg County 47%(37.04-57.19)
County Group 42%(35.54-49.19)
Nelson County 33%(24.57-42.91)
County Group 34%(27.53-41.49)
Nicholas County
County Group 41%(31.77-50.08)
Ohio County 50%(36.35-63.18)
County Group 46%(38.86-52.84)
Oldham County 30%(20.17-41.68)
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Owen County 67%(48.62-80.76)
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Owsley County 44%(27.1-61.91)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Pendleton County 25%(14.86-38.62)
County Group 35%(27.15-43.82)
Perry County 45%(37.53-53.19)
County Group 48%(41.38-54.83)
Pike County 45%(38.88-51.16)
County Group 45%(38.88-51.16)
Powell County 49%(22.51-76.22)
County Group 45%(32.78-57.17)
Pulaski County 47%(40.24-54.04)
County Group 47%(40.24-54.04)
Robertson County 53%(29.36-75.98)
County Group 41%(31.77-50.08)
Rockcastle County 51%(38.17-63.04)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Rowan County 39%(30.84-47.64)
County Group 39%(30.84-47.64)
Russell County 39%(28.08-51.95)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Scott County 29%(18.78-42.43)
County Group 42%(35.58-49.72)
Shelby County 33%(22.28-46.5)
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Simpson County 40%(23.69-58.49)
County Group 42%(35.54-49.19)
Spencer County
County Group 34%(27.53-41.49)
Taylor County 44%(34.44-54.89)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Todd County 30%(19.22-42.62)
County Group 41%(33.67-48.29)
Trigg County 38%(25.97-52.07)
County Group 46%(40.14-52.9)
Trimble County
County Group 38%(31.07-44.62)
Union County 27%(17.49-40.07)
County Group 39%(31.32-47.06)
Warren County 30%(24.85-35.68)
County Group 30%(24.85-35.68)
Washington County 29%(15.1-49.33)
County Group 46%(39.54-53.49)
Wayne County 45%(33.75-57.24)
County Group 42%(37.21-46.9)
Webster County 39%(23.07-56.86)
County Group 37%(29.32-44.44)
Whitley County 37%(28.6-46.97)
County Group 47%(42.65-52)
Wolfe County 50%(35.26-64.81)
County Group 46%(40.95-51.89)
Woodford County 43%(27.41-59.45)
County Group 42%(35.58-49.72)

Notes on this indicator: Precent of adults who report they have been told they have high blood pressure or hypertension by a health care professional.

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.