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Disparities Data Details HDS-4 by Sexual Orientation for 2017

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2017
HDS-4 : Adults who had their blood pressure measured in past 2 years and know their blood pressure level (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 90.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 92.6 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-4

HDS-4 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high

Adults who had their blood pressure measured in past 2 years and know their blood pressure level (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 90.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 92.6 1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Sexual Orientation 2017 Disparity
Bisexual 93.6
CI 90.4/96.8
SE 1.616
x 1.000
Best rate
Gay/Lesbian 93.2
CI 90.2/96.3
SE 1.553
x 1.004
CI
1.000/ 1.044
Straight 93.1
CI 92.7/93.6
SE 0.230
x 1.005
CI
1.000/ 1.034
Average group rate excluding best group rate 93.2
...
SE 1.570
x 1.005
CI 1.000/ 1.045

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, 93.6%, was attained by persons identifying as bisexual.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 93.1%, was attained by persons identifying as straight.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 0.5 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), 93.2%.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2017

Persons identifying as bisexual achieved the best group rate for this objective, 93.6%.

The best group rate was:

  • <1.1 times the rate among persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • <1.1 times the rate among persons identifying as straight.
FootnotesShow Footnotes