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Disparities Data Details HDS-16.1 by Sexual Orientation for 2014

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2014
HDS-16.1 : Adults who are aware of heart attack symptoms and the importance of calling 9–1–1 (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 37.2 (2008)
2020 Target: 40.9 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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 Sexual Orientation for HDS-16.1

HDS-16.1 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a heart attack and the importance of accessing rapid emergency care by calling 9–1–1 or another emergency number

Adults who are aware of heart attack symptoms and the importance of calling 9–1–1 (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 37.2 (2008)
2020 Target: 40.9 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Sexual Orientation 2014 Disparity
Gay/Lesbian 52.3
CI 46.5/58.1
SE 2.974
x 1.000
Best rate
Straight 47.8
CI 46.9/48.7
SE 0.463
x 1.095
CI
1.000/ 1.204
Bisexual 46.9
CI 38.6/55.1
SE 4.217
x 1.116
CI
1.000/ 1.330
Average group rate excluding best group rate 47.3
...
SE 4.243
x 1.105
CI 1.000/ 1.316

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 Sexual Orientation — 2014
  • The best group rate for this objective, 52.3%, was attained by persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 46.9%, was attained by persons identifying as bisexual.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 5.4 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.116 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was 1.105 times the average rate for all other sexual orientation groups (excluding the best), 47.3%.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2014

Persons identifying as gay/lesbian achieved the best group rate for this objective, 52.3%.

The best group rate was:

  • <1.1 times the rate among persons identifying as straight.
  • 1.116 times the rate among persons identifying as bisexual.
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