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Disparities Data Details HDS-6 by Educational Attainment for 2008

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2008
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 Educational Attainment 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
Educational Attainment 2008 1 Disparity
Advanced degree 90.5
CI 88.8/92.1
SE 0.826
x 1.000
Best rate
4-year college degree 86.0
CI 84.7/87.3
SE 0.657
x 1.052
CI
1.000/ 1.072
Associates degree 82.1
CI 80.2/84.1
SE 1.015
x 1.101
CI
1.000/ 1.130
Some college 81.5
CI 79.9/83.0
SE 0.810
x 1.111
CI
1.000/ 1.136
High school 74.5
CI 73.1/76.0
SE 0.754
x 1.214
CI
1.000/ 1.241
< High school 69.4
CI 67.3/71.5
SE 1.085
x 1.304
CI
1.000/ 1.343
Average group rate excluding best group rate 78.7
...
SE 0.983
x 1.149
CI 1.000/ 1.179

1 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.

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 Educational Attainment — 2008
  • The best group rate for this objective, 90.5% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 69.4% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 21.1 percentage points.
  • The best group rate was 1.304 times the worst group rate.
  • The best group rate was 1.149 times the average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 78.7% (age adjusted).
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2008

Persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree achieved the best group rate for this objective, 90.5% (age adjusted).

The best group rate was:

  • <1.1 times the rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree.
  • 1.101 times the rate among persons aged 25 years and over with an associates degree.
  • 1.111 times the rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college education.
  • 1.214 times the rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education.
  • 1.304 times the rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education.
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