Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2018-2020

State Percent
Kentucky County 15%(14.0-15.7)
County Group 15%(14.0-15.8)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 11%(8.8-13.7)
Big Sandy Area Development District 11%(7.0-15.5)
Bluegrass Area Development District 16%(14.2-18.9)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 10%(6.8-13.6)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 9%(6.6-13.6)
FIVCO Area Development District 14%(10.8-18.8)
Gateway Area Development District 13%(9.1-17.3)
Green River Area Development District 16%(12.7-19.2)
Kentucky River Area Development District 6%(3.8-8.0)
KIPDA Area Development District 17%(14.3-18.9)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 10%(8.0-13.0)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 13%(10.6-16.6)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 17%(14.8-19.6)
Pennyrile Area Development District 13%(10.1-15.3)
Purchase Area Development District 14%(11.4-17.3)
County Percent
Adair County 12%(4.6-27.6)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Allen County 4%(1.1-11.2)
County Group 8%(3.9-14.6)
Anderson County 17%(6.4-37.6)
County Group 16%(11.6-22.1)
Ballard County 23%(11.8-40.9)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Barren County 7%(3.6-14.1)
County Group 8%(3.9-14.6)
Bath County 13%(4.9-28.3)
County Group 8%(4.8-13.4)
Bell County 1%(0.3-5)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
Boone County 19%(14.7-24.8)
County Group 19%(14.7-24.8)
Bourbon County 15%(5.3-35.5)
County Group 16%(11.3-21.8)
Boyd County 12%(7.7-18.9)
County Group 12%(7.7-18.9)
Boyle County 8%(2-28.4)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Bracken County 5%(2-13.3)
County Group 11%(6.5-16.8)
Breathitt County 2%(0.4-5.1)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Breckinridge County 3%(0.9-11.4)
County Group 12%(7.7-17.7)
Bullitt County 12%(6.6-22)
County Group 14%(9.5-19.5)
Butler County 5%(1.8-15.1)
County Group 10%(5.7-15.6)
Caldwell County 30%(18.9-44.3)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Calloway County 16%(9.3-25.1)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Campbell County 19%(14.4-25.6)
County Group 19%(14.4-25.6)
Carlisle County 11%(3.1-33.2)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Carroll County 2%(0.3-15.7)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Carter County 16%(7.6-29.8)
County Group 14%(7.7-23.3)
Casey County 14%(5.9-27.9)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Christian County 10%(6.7-15.9)
County Group 12%(8-17.7)
Clark County 16%(6.4-33.4)
County Group 16%(11.3-21.8)
Clay County 14%(5.4-32.3)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
Clinton County 12%(5-24.9)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Crittenden County 21%(8.3-42.6)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Cumberland County 9%(2.2-31.4)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Daviess County 15%(11.2-20.5)
County Group 15%(11.2-20.5)
Edmonson County 13%(3.3-40.6)
County Group 8%(3.9-14.6)
Elliott County 2%(0.5-6.3)
County Group 8%(4.8-13.4)
Estill County 15%(3.3-46.1)
County Group 16%(8.6-27.2)
Fayette County 19%(15.3-22.8)
County Group 19%(15.3-22.8)
Fleming County 13%(7.2-22.4)
County Group 10%(5.9-15.2)
Floyd County 11%(6.9-18.2)
County Group 11%(6.9-18.2)
Franklin County 12%(6.3-21.5)
County Group 16%(11.6-22.1)
Fulton County 12%(2.8-38.6)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Gallatin County 12%(3.9-32.5)
County Group 11%(6.5-16.8)
Garrard County 27%(11.4-52.6)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Grant County 12%(5.4-23.3)
County Group 11%(6.5-16.8)
Graves County 15%(9.4-24.3)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Grayson County 11%(5.1-20.6)
County Group 10%(5.7-15.6)
Green County 5%(1.4-14.9)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Greenup County 21%(13.2-31.9)
County Group 21%(13.2-31.9)
Hancock County 16%(7.8-29.8)
County Group 12%(7.7-17.7)
Hardin County 12%(7.7-18.8)
County Group 12%(7.7-18.8)
Harlan County 6%(2.3-13.4)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
Harrison County 11%(4.2-25)
County Group 10%(5.9-15.2)
Hart County 7%(1.9-19.6)
County Group 10%(5.7-15.6)
Henderson County 19%(12.4-27.4)
County Group 17%(11.4-23.9)
Henry County 15%(4.4-41.9)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Hickman County 19%(4.7-52.8)
County Group 16%(12-21.1)
Hopkins County 9%(5.5-14.6)
County Group 12%(7.6-17.4)
Jackson County 5%(1.7-12.3)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Jefferson County 17%(14.6-19.9)
County Group 17%(14.6-19.9)
Jessamine County 22%(12.6-34.8)
County Group 16%(11.3-21.8)
Johnson County 15%(4.9-37.6)
County Group 14%(7.2-26.8)
Kenton County 19%(15.4-24)
County Group 19%(15.4-24)
Knott County 8%(3.4-17.1)
County Group 6%(3.2-11.1)
Knox County 8%(4.1-14.5)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
Larue County 25%(12.4-42.7)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Laurel County 12%(6.9-21.2)
County Group 12%(6.9-21.2)
Lawrence County 16%(7.3-30.8)
County Group 14%(7.2-26.8)
Lee County 7%(2.1-20)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Leslie County 6%(1.8-17.5)
County Group 7%(3.5-11.8)
Letcher County 4%(1.7-9.1)
County Group 6%(3.2-11.1)
Lewis County 10%(4.4-22.1)
County Group 14%(7.7-23.3)
Lincoln County 7%(2.1-20.4)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Livingston County 2%(0.4-6.1)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Logan County 7%(3.3-15.6)
County Group 12%(8-16.6)
Lyon County 8%(3.3-19.6)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Madison County 14%(7.7-22.4)
County Group 16%(11.3-21.8)
Magoffin County 4%(1-13)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Marion County 23%(13.2-36.8)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Marshall County 13%(7.7-21.4)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Martin County 9%(3.1-21.3)
County Group 14%(7.2-26.8)
Mason County 9%(4.9-16.6)
County Group 10%(5.9-15.2)
McCracken County 12%(8.1-17.1)
County Group 12%(8.1-17.1)
McCreary County 8%(3.3-18.3)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
McLean County 22%(8.5-44.8)
County Group 12%(7.6-17.4)
Meade County 14%(6.7-26.2)
County Group 12%(7.7-17.7)
Menifee County 10%(3.7-25.4)
County Group 8%(4.8-13.4)
Mercer County 15%(7.1-27.8)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Metcalfe County 16%(5.8-37.8)
County Group 10%(5.7-15.6)
Monroe County 12%(4.5-26.6)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Montgomery County 15%(8-25.1)
County Group 16%(8.6-27.2)
Morgan County 8%(3.5-16.2)
County Group 8%(4.8-13.4)
Muhlenberg County 14%(8.7-22)
County Group 12%(8-16.6)
Nelson County 16%(9.8-24)
County Group 14%(9.5-19.5)
Nicholas County 4%(0.5-21.9)
County Group 10%(5.9-15.2)
Ohio County 14%(6.5-26.1)
County Group 12%(7.7-17.7)
Oldham County 18%(9.6-29.6)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Owen County 2%(0.4-8.8)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Owsley County 2%(0.3-13.3)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Pendleton County 11%(4.4-25.3)
County Group 11%(6.5-16.8)
Perry County 7%(3.3-13.6)
County Group 7%(3.5-11.8)
Pike County 9%(5.6-14.6)
County Group 9%(5.6-14.6)
Powell County 20%(5.2-52.4)
County Group 16%(8.6-27.2)
Pulaski County 10%(6.7-13.9)
County Group 10%(6.7-13.9)
Robertson County 8%(1.9-30.6)
County Group 10%(5.9-15.2)
Rockcastle County 4%(1.2-10.8)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Rowan County 16%(8.7-26.5)
County Group 16%(8.7-26.5)
Russell County 12%(4.3-28.4)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Scott County 21%(13-32.9)
County Group 16%(11.6-22.1)
Shelby County 16%(8.6-28.4)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Simpson County 14%(6.1-28.2)
County Group 12%(8-16.6)
Spencer County 15%(6.4-30)
County Group 14%(9.5-19.5)
Taylor County 17%(9-28.4)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Todd County 17%(7.3-34.7)
County Group 12%(8-17.7)
Trigg County 9%(3.6-20.3)
County Group 14%(10.6-19)
Trimble County 4%(0.5-23.7)
County Group 13%(8.9-19.2)
Union County 12%(4.5-28.2)
County Group 17%(11.4-23.9)
Warren County 15%(10.9-18.9)
County Group 15%(10.9-18.9)
Washington County 8%(2.4-24.3)
County Group 17%(12.2-24.2)
Wayne County 5%(1.8-13.8)
County Group 10%(7.6-14)
Webster County 13%(4.7-32.7)
County Group 12%(7.6-17.4)
Whitley County 15%(7.3-27.2)
County Group 9%(6.1-12.7)
Wolfe County 6%(2.2-13.3)
County Group 4%(2.5-6.4)
Woodford County 13%(5.4-27.5)
County Group 16%(11.6-22.1)

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. 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.