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Disparities Data Details HDS-6 by Marital Status for 2014

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2014
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 Marital Status 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
Marital Status 2014 Disparity
Widowed 93.2
CI 88.4/97.9
SE 2.427
x 1.000
Best rate
Married 87.7
CI 86.7/88.8
SE 0.540
x 1.062
CI
1.000/ 1.110
Divorced or separated 84.7
CI 81.3/88.1
SE 1.733
x 1.100
CI
1.000/ 1.162
Never married 83.1
CI 81.8/84.3
SE 0.636
x 1.121
CI
1.000/ 1.172
Cohabiting partner 80.2
CI 77.7/82.7
SE 1.269
x 1.161
CI
1.000/ 1.221
Average group rate excluding best group rate 83.9
...
SE 1.330
x 1.110
CI 1.000/ 1.167

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 Marital Status — 2014
  • The best group rate for this objective, 93.2% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were widowed.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 80.2% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were living with a cohabiting partner.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 12.9 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.161 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was 1.110 times the average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 83.9% (age adjusted).
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2014

Persons who were widowed achieved the best group rate for this objective, 93.2% (age adjusted).

The best group rate was:

  • <1.1 times the rate among persons who were married.
  • 1.100 times the rate among persons who were divorced or separated.
  • 1.121 times the rate among persons who were never married.
  • 1.161 times the rate among persons who were living with a cohabiting partner.
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