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Disparities Data Details FP-6 by Educational Attainment for 2015-17

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2015-17
FP-6 : Contraceptive use at most recent sexual intercourse by females at risk of unintended pregnancy or use by their partners (percent, females 15–44 years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 83.3 (2006–10)
2020 Target: 91.6 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Data Source: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Educational Attainment for FP-6

FP-6 Increase the proportion of females at risk of unintended pregnancy or their partners who used contraception at most recent sexual intercourse

Contraceptive use at most recent sexual intercourse by females at risk of unintended pregnancy or use by their partners (percent, females 15–44 years)

2020 Baseline (year): 83.3 (2006–10)
2020 Target: 91.6 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Educational Attainment 2015-17 Disparity
Advanced degree 86.0
CI 77.1/91.8
SE 3.590
x 1.000
Best rate
4-year college degree 79.9
CI 72.9/85.5
SE 3.150
x 1.076
CI
1.000/ 1.182
High school 79.4
CI 73.1/84.5
SE 2.841
x 1.083
CI
1.000/ 1.185
Associates degree 79.4
CI 67.1/87.9
SE 5.187
x 1.083
CI
1.000/ 1.230
< High school 77.7
CI 66.3/86.0
SE 4.912
x 1.107
CI
1.000/ 1.254
Some college 77.1
CI 67.8/84.3
SE 4.141
x 1.115
CI
1.000/ 1.247
Average group rate excluding best group rate 78.7
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SE 4.641
x 1.092
CI 1.000/ 1.230

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2015-17
  • The best group rate for this objective, 86.0%, was attained by persons aged 20 years and over with an advanced degree.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 77.1%, was attained by persons aged 20 years and over with some college education.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 8.9 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.115 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was <1.100 times the average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 78.7%.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2015-17

Persons aged 20 years and over with an advanced degree achieved the best group rate for this objective, 86.0%.

The best group rate was:

  • <1.1 times the rate among persons aged 20 years and over with a 4-year college degree.
  • <1.1 times the rate among persons aged 20 years and over with a high school education.
  • <1.1 times the rate among persons aged 20 years and over with an associates degree.
  • 1.107 times the rate among persons aged 20 years and over with a less than high school education.
  • 1.115 times the rate among persons aged 20 years and over with some college education.
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