Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2018-2020

State Percent
Kentucky County 37%(35.5-37.6)
County Group 37%(35.5-37.6)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 35%(31.6-39.0)
Big Sandy Area Development District 45%(39.5-49.8)
Bluegrass Area Development District 34%(30.8-36.4)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 43%(36.6-50.3)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 46%(41.3-50.5)
FIVCO Area Development District 40%(34.8-44.8)
Gateway Area Development District 43%(36.6-48.6)
Green River Area Development District 33%(29.5-37.1)
Kentucky River Area Development District 44%(38.7-48.5)
KIPDA Area Development District 33%(30.5-36.4)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 39%(35.1-42.7)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 35%(34.6-42.4)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 35%(32.2-38.4)
Pennyrile Area Development District 39%(35.3-42.9)
Purchase Area Development District 38%(34.0-42.1)
County Percent
Adair County 35%(23.8-47.2)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Allen County 40%(25.9-55.1)
County Group 41%(33.4-48.8)
Anderson County 42%(24.6-61.4)
County Group 34%(27.6-41.1)
Ballard County 38%(24.2-53.8)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Barren County 38%(29.3-48.3)
County Group 41%(33.4-48.8)
Bath County 50%(35.3-64.7)
County Group 46%(37.8-54.6)
Bell County 54%(40.1-66.9)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
Boone County 36%(30.4-41.7)
County Group 36%(30.4-41.7)
Bourbon County 47%(29.4-65.4)
County Group 36%(29.8-41.8)
Boyd County 42%(33.1-51.7)
County Group 42%(33.1-51.7)
Boyle County 34%(20.1-50.8)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Bracken County 50%(31.4-68.4)
County Group 36%(28.4-43.4)
Breathitt County 42%(30.2-55.2)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Breckinridge County 33%(21.1-46.9)
County Group 31%(25.3-37.9)
Bullitt County 44%(33.5-55)
County Group 37%(30.4-44.9)
Butler County 34%(19.5-53.2)
County Group 42%(34.6-50.5)
Caldwell County 39%(26.8-53.2)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Calloway County 38%(29.1-48.5)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Campbell County 37%(30.4-44)
County Group 37%(30.4-44)
Carlisle County 36%(18.3-58.1)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Carroll County 39%(20.8-60.5)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Carter County 39%(29.9-49.6)
County Group 40%(31.6-48.1)
Christian County 36%(28.2-43.6)
County Group 33%(26.3-39.6)
Clark County 29%(18.5-41.8)
County Group 36%(29.8-41.8)
Clay County 39%(24-56.9)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
Clinton County 42%(26.9-58)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Crittenden County 35%(20-53.4)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Cumberland County 45%(22.9-68.6)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Daviess County 30%(25-36.1)
County Group 30%(25-36.1)
Edmonson County 48%(29.5-66.2)
County Group 41%(33.4-48.8)
Elliott County 40%(21.4-61.7)
County Group 46%(37.8-54.6)
Estill County 37%(19-58.9)
County Group 36%(27.6-46.3)
Fayette County 31%(26.5-35.2)
County Group 31%(26.5-35.2)
Fleming County 37%(26.7-49.5)
County Group 42%(34-51)
Floyd County 43%(33.9-51.6)
County Group 43%(33.9-51.6)
Franklin County 35%(24.7-45.9)
County Group 34%(27.6-41.1)
Fulton County 27%(13.1-46.8)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Gallatin County 30%(15.6-49.5)
County Group 36%(28.4-43.4)
Garrard County 24%(12.4-42.3)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Grant County 32%(22.2-44)
County Group 36%(28.4-43.4)
Graves County 39%(29.7-48.2)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Grayson County 52%(38.5-64.4)
County Group 42%(34.6-50.5)
Green County 50%(32.7-67.7)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Greenup County 43%(33.7-52.9)
County Group 43%(33.7-52.9)
Hancock County 29%(17.1-44.8)
County Group 31%(25.3-37.9)
Hardin County 33%(27.4-39.2)
County Group 33%(27.4-39.2)
Harlan County 62%(50.1-73.3)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
Harrison County 44%(28-60.5)
County Group 42%(34-51)
Hart County 36%(21.9-52.3)
County Group 42%(34.6-50.5)
Henderson County 40%(30.8-49.4)
County Group 40%(32.1-47.4)
Henry County 43%(24.7-64.2)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Hickman County 46%(22.9-70.3)
County Group 38%(32.6-43.8)
Hopkins County 46%(38.3-54)
County Group 42%(35.7-48.8)
Jackson County 49%(33.2-64.4)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Jefferson County 32%(28.9-35.5)
County Group 32%(28.9-35.5)
Jessamine County 31%(20.4-44.3)
County Group 36%(29.8-41.8)
Johnson County 52%(38.6-65.2)
County Group 45%(36-54.6)
Kenton County 36%(30.7-42)
County Group 36%(30.7-42)
Knott County 39%(27.2-51.7)
County Group 44%(35.9-52.8)
Knox County 53%(40.1-65.4)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
Larue County 58%(42.1-72)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Laurel County 36%(28.1-44.3)
County Group 36%(28.1-44.3)
Lawrence County 29%(19.4-40.5)
County Group 45%(36-54.6)
Lee County 39%(22.8-58)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Leslie County 47%(31.2-62.9)
County Group 46%(37.4-53.9)
Letcher County 50%(39.3-61.4)
County Group 44%(35.9-52.8)
Lewis County 40%(26.5-55.4)
County Group 40%(31.6-48.1)
Lincoln County 40%(23.6-58.5)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Livingston County 47%(31.5-63.4)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Logan County 32%(21.1-45.5)
County Group 36%(29.8-43)
Lyon County 40%(24.9-57)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Madison County 38%(29.6-47.4)
County Group 36%(29.8-41.8)
Magoffin County 40%(27.6-54.5)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Marion County 43%(29.5-57.9)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Marshall County 38%(29.1-46.9)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Martin County 59%(35.8-78.6)
County Group 45%(36-54.6)
Mason County 50%(39-60.3)
County Group 42%(34-51)
McCracken County 38%(30.9-45.8)
County Group 38%(30.9-45.8)
McCreary County 36%(24.7-48.8)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
McLean County 29%(16.4-45.3)
County Group 42%(35.7-48.8)
Meade County 33%(22.3-45.1)
County Group 31%(25.3-37.9)
Menifee County 59%(40.9-75.2)
County Group 46%(37.8-54.6)
Mercer County 37%(22.9-53.1)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Metcalfe County 42%(26.1-60.3)
County Group 42%(34.6-50.5)
Monroe County 27%(12.8-48.9)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Montgomery County 40%(30.2-49.7)
County Group 36%(27.6-46.3)
Morgan County 40%(27.6-54.2)
County Group 46%(37.8-54.6)
Muhlenberg County 37%(28.9-46.5)
County Group 36%(29.8-43)
Nelson County 38%(28.7-47.5)
County Group 37%(30.4-44.9)
Nicholas County 38%(17.8-63.3)
County Group 42%(34-51)
Ohio County 29%(19.9-40)
County Group 31%(25.3-37.9)
Oldham County 40%(28.6-52.8)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Owen County 22%(11.5-37.1)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Owsley County 33%(17-54.3)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Pendleton County 36%(22.7-51.6)
County Group 36%(28.4-43.4)
Perry County 45%(35.7-54.7)
County Group 46%(37.4-53.9)
Pike County 41%(34-49.1)
County Group 41%(34-49.1)
Powell County 30%(12.5-56.7)
County Group 36%(27.6-46.3)
Pulaski County 40%(34-46.4)
County Group 40%(34-46.4)
Robertson County 25%(7.7-57.4)
County Group 42%(34-51)
Rockcastle County 53%(37-67.9)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Rowan County 35%(24.7-47.3)
County Group 35%(24.7-47.3)
Russell County 42%(30.4-53.9)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Scott County 35%(23.9-47.4)
County Group 34%(27.6-41.1)
Shelby County 32%(20.4-46.9)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Simpson County 40%(27.4-55)
County Group 36%(29.8-43)
Spencer County 22%(10.9-39.9)
County Group 37%(30.4-44.9)
Taylor County 42%(29.8-54.3)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Todd County 24%(13.4-38)
County Group 33%(26.3-39.6)
Trigg County 48%(34.3-61.3)
County Group 41%(35.1-46.1)
Trimble County 22%(6.5-52.9)
County Group 35%(28.8-42.6)
Union County 39%(26.7-52.9)
County Group 40%(32.1-47.4)
Warren County 31%(26.2-36.9)
County Group 31%(26.2-36.9)
Washington County 48%(31.1-65.1)
County Group 39%(32.4-45.8)
Wayne County 44%(31-57)
County Group 38%(33.1-43.2)
Webster County 38%(23.7-54.4)
County Group 42%(35.7-48.8)
Whitley County 36%(25.4-47.6)
County Group 47%(41.3-52.3)
Wolfe County 43%(28.4-58.5)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.7)
Woodford County 22%(10.8-40.2)
County Group 34%(27.6-41.1)

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. 95% confidence intervals listed in parentheses.

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.