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Disparities Data Details HDS-6 by Sexual Orientation for 2017

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2017
HDS-6 : Adults having blood cholesterol screening in past 5 years (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 74.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 82.1
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-6

HDS-6 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years

Adults having blood cholesterol screening in past 5 years (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 74.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 82.1
Desired Direction: ↑ Increase Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Sexual Orientation 2017 Disparity
Gay/Lesbian 90.0
CI 86.4/93.5
SE 1.809
x 1.000
Best rate
Straight 88.9
CI 88.4/89.5
SE 0.300
x 1.012
CI
1.000/ 1.046
Bisexual 85.8
CI 80.8/90.9
SE 2.568
x 1.048
CI
1.000/ 1.112
Average group rate excluding best group rate 87.4
...
SE 2.585
x 1.030
CI 1.000/ 1.092

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, 90.0%, was attained by persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 85.8%, was attained by persons identifying as bisexual.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 4.1 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), 87.4%.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2017

Persons identifying as gay/lesbian achieved the best group rate for this objective, 90.0%.

The best group rate was:

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