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Disparities Data Details HDS-16.3 by Sexual Orientation for 2017

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2017
HDS-16.3 : Adults who are aware of the importance of calling 9–1–1 for a heart attack (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 91.8 (2008)
2020 Target: 93.8 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-16.3

HDS-16.3 Increase the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older who are aware of the importance of accessing rapid emergency care for a heart attack by calling 9–1–1 or another emergency number

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

2020 Baseline (year): 91.8 (2008)
2020 Target: 93.8 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Sexual Orientation 2017 Disparity
Gay/Lesbian 97.4
CI 95.9/98.9
SE 0.780
x 1.000
Best rate
Bisexual 96.2
CI 93.5/98.8
SE 1.353
x 1.013
CI
1.000/ 1.040
Straight 94.8
CI 94.4/95.3
SE 0.227
x 1.027
CI
1.000/ 1.041
Average group rate excluding best group rate 95.5
...
SE 1.372
x 1.020
CI 1.000/ 1.048

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 — 2017
  • The best group rate for this objective, 97.4%, was attained by persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 94.8%, was attained by persons identifying as straight.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 2.6 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was <1.100 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was <1.100 times the average rate for all other sexual orientation groups (excluding the best), 95.5%.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2017

Persons identifying as gay/lesbian achieved the best group rate for this objective, 97.4%.

The best group rate was:

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