Social & Behavioral Indicator

Tooth Loss (percent adults missing 6 or more teeth)

2012-2014

State Percent
Kentucky County 24%(22.7-24.4)
County Group 24%(22.7-24.4)
County Percent
Adair County 37%(24.9-51.01)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Allen County 27%(15.32-43.83)
County Group 26%(20.26-32.71)
Anderson County 27%(16.12-42.39)
County Group 21%(16.61-27.11)
Ballard County 32%(20.35-47.25)
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Barren County 22%(16.21-29.95)
County Group 26%(20.26-32.71)
Bath County 35%(26.21-44.38)
County Group 33%(27.41-38.29)
Bell County 47%(36.26-58.35)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
Boone County 16%(12.62-21.1)
County Group 16%(12.62-21.1)
Bourbon County 8%(2.95-21)
County Group 18%(13.65-22.85)
Boyd County 27%(20.33-34.59)
County Group 27%(20.33-34.59)
Boyle County 19%(9.74-33.45)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Bracken County 32%(22.58-43.12)
County Group 33%(25.94-41.38)
Breathitt County 47%(36.07-57.54)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Breckinridge County 25%(16.27-37.34)
County Group 23%(18.25-28.64)
Bullitt County 19%(12.02-27.92)
County Group 20%(14.94-26.18)
Butler County 27%(15.91-42.25)
County Group 32%(25.81-39.04)
Caldwell County 28%(17.11-42.6)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Calloway County 18%(11.39-26.67)
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Campbell County 22%(17.29-27.87)
County Group 22%(17.29-27.87)
Carlisle County 32%(17.65-51.85)
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Carroll County 20%(10.38-36.08)
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Carter County 37%(28.32-46.96)
County Group 34%(27.96-40.68)
Casey County 29%(18.44-41.37)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Christian County 14%(9.79-19.78)
County Group 14%(10.52-19.02)
Clark County 23%(14.35-33.94)
County Group 18%(13.65-22.85)
Clay County 42%(28.67-57.58)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
Clinton County 30%(18.7-44.52)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Crittenden County 41%(23.63-60.71)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Cumberland County 51%(31.94-69.05)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Daviess County 21%(16.38-27.04)
County Group 21%(16.38-27.04)
Edmonson County 33%(19.52-49.03)
County Group 26%(20.26-32.71)
Elliott County 33%(20.54-49.27)
County Group 33%(27.41-38.29)
Estill County 31%(16.24-50.04)
County Group 35%(26.79-43.9)
Fayette County 15%(11.44-18.4)
County Group 15%(11.44-18.4)
Fleming County 32%(24.93-39.5)
County Group 27%(21.29-32.99)
Floyd County 40%(31.66-48.19)
County Group 40%(31.66-48.19)
Franklin County 21%(14.14-29.93)
County Group 21%(16.61-27.11)
Fulton County 40%(23.34-59.21)
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Gallatin County
County Group 33%(25.94-41.38)
Garrard County 40%(25.01-57.6)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Grant County 28%(17.46-40.79)
County Group 33%(25.94-41.38)
Graves County 22%(15.2-29.91)
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Grayson County 32%(21.79-44.17)
County Group 32%(25.81-39.04)
Green County 23%(13.54-35.21)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Greenup County 29%(23.57-36.11)
County Group 29%(23.57-36.11)
Hancock County 39%(20.94-60.49)
County Group 23%(18.25-28.64)
Hardin County 15%(11.43-20.48)
County Group 15%(11.43-20.48)
Harlan County 40%(31.13-48.85)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
Harrison County 25%(14.59-39.42)
County Group 27%(21.29-32.99)
Hart County 35%(23.67-47.5)
County Group 32%(25.81-39.04)
Henderson County 30%(22.4-38.35)
County Group 29%(22.65-36)
Henry County 22%(11.32-39.47)
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Hickman County
County Group 23%(18.46-27.51)
Hopkins County 23%(16.66-31.26)
County Group 24%(18.16-29.85)
Jackson County 49%(34.66-63.49)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Jefferson County 18%(15.46-20.17)
County Group 18%(15.46-20.17)
Jessamine County 22%(13.65-32.79)
County Group 18%(13.65-22.85)
Johnson County 30%(22.87-39.32)
County Group 30%(24.21-36)
Kenton County 22%(17.71-26.56)
County Group 22%(17.71-26.56)
Knott County 38%(27.61-48.92)
County Group 34%(27.69-41.45)
Knox County 39%(28.56-50.3)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
Larue County 36%(21.12-53.97)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Laurel County 33%(26.08-39.87)
County Group 33%(26.08-39.87)
Lawrence County 29%(19.56-40.49)
County Group 30%(24.21-36)
Lee County 49%(29.41-68.76)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Leslie County 37%(26.82-48.53)
County Group 38%(31.75-43.69)
Letcher County 31%(23.41-40.87)
County Group 34%(27.69-41.45)
Lewis County 29%(22.96-36.23)
County Group 34%(27.96-40.68)
Lincoln County 25%(14.11-40.08)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Livingston County 40%(24.42-57.64)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Logan County 22%(14.15-32.68)
County Group 24%(18.66-30.56)
Lyon County 17%(8.79-28.95)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Madison County 16%(10.1-24.66)
County Group 18%(13.65-22.85)
Magoffin County 53%(40.48-65.45)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Marion County 32%(19.67-47.88)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Marshall County 24%(17.34-32.49)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Martin County 29%(17.42-44.67)
County Group 30%(24.21-36)
Mason County 28%(20.57-36.8)
County Group 27%(21.29-32.99)
McCracken County 21%(15.07-29.45)
County Group 21%(15.07-29.45)
McCreary County 47%(34.99-58.78)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
McLean County 20%(10.24-35.36)
County Group 24%(18.16-29.85)
Meade County 19%(12.82-28.05)
County Group 23%(18.25-28.64)
Menifee County 25%(15.04-37.73)
County Group 33%(27.41-38.29)
Mercer County 21%(9.22-42.45)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Metcalfe County 32%(18.39-49.02)
County Group 32%(25.81-39.04)
Monroe County 37%(20.85-55.96)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Montgomery County 33%(24.66-43.33)
County Group 35%(26.79-43.9)
Morgan County 35%(26.76-44.99)
County Group 33%(27.41-38.29)
Muhlenberg County 24%(17.13-32.77)
County Group 24%(18.66-30.56)
Nelson County 24%(17.46-32.97)
County Group 20%(14.94-26.18)
Nicholas County
County Group 27%(21.29-32.99)
Ohio County 20%(13.22-29.35)
County Group 23%(18.25-28.64)
Oldham County 12%(6.64-21.36)
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Owen County 28%(14.84-45.79)
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Owsley County 51%(34.61-68.05)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Pendleton County 42%(27.75-57.71)
County Group 33%(25.94-41.38)
Perry County 38%(31-45.11)
County Group 38%(31.75-43.69)
Pike County 33%(27.89-39.23)
County Group 33%(27.89-39.23)
Powell County 40%(22.63-60.83)
County Group 35%(26.79-43.9)
Pulaski County 28%(22-34.38)
County Group 28%(22-34.38)
Robertson County 29%(15.25-47.02)
County Group 27%(21.29-32.99)
Rockcastle County 42%(28.9-55.91)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Rowan County 27%(21.01-35.09)
County Group 27%(21.01-35.09)
Russell County 39%(28.09-51.87)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Scott County 24%(15.03-36.65)
County Group 21%(16.61-27.11)
Shelby County 27%(16.5-40)
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Simpson County 28%(14.23-46.49)
County Group 24%(18.66-30.56)
Spencer County
County Group 20%(14.94-26.18)
Taylor County 31%(21.76-42.37)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Todd County 15%(8.91-24.13)
County Group 14%(10.52-19.02)
Trigg County 35%(21.38-51.95)
County Group 29%(24.37-35.11)
Trimble County
County Group 19%(14.55-24.82)
Union County 27%(16.66-40.39)
County Group 29%(22.65-36)
Warren County 19%(14.18-24.24)
County Group 19%(14.18-24.24)
Washington County 27%(16.09-41.02)
County Group 28%(22.26-35.18)
Wayne County 28%(19.7-37.07)
County Group 32%(27.57-35.86)
Webster County 27%(15.54-43.59)
County Group 24%(18.16-29.85)
Whitley County 31%(21.8-41.13)
County Group 40%(35.19-44.27)
Wolfe County 42%(28.31-57.38)
County Group 47%(41.46-52.9)
Woodford County 12%(5.26-23.93)
County Group 21%(16.61-27.11)

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults with six or more permanent teeth removed because of tooth decay or gum disease.

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.