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Disparities Data Details HDS-7 by Marital Status for 2009-12

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2009-12
HDS-7 : Adults with high blood cholesterol levels (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 15.0 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 13.5 2
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 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-7

HDS-7 Reduce the proportion of adults with high total blood cholesterol levels

Adults with high blood cholesterol levels (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 15.0 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 13.5 2
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Marital Status 2009-12 Disparity
Never married 11.2
CI 9.0/13.8
SE 1.181
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Married 12.6
CI 11.3/14.0
SE 0.672
÷ 1.131
CI
1.000/ 1.375
Cohabiting partner 14.1
CI 9.9/19.7
SE 2.380
÷ 1.265
CI
1.000/ 1.755
Divorced or separated 14.5
CI 12.2/17.0
SE 1.182
÷ 1.297
CI
1.000/ 1.616
Widowed 14.7
CI 8.4/24.7
SE 3.953
÷ 1.322
CI
1.000/ 2.124
Average group rate excluding best group rate 14.0
...
SE 2.777
÷ 1.254
CI 1.000/ 1.816

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 — 2009-12
  • The best group rate for this objective, 11.2% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were never married.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 14.7% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were widowed.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 3.6 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.322 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 14.0% (age adjusted), was 1.254 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2009-12

Persons who were never married achieved the best group rate for this objective, 11.2% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons who were married was 1.131 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were living with a cohabiting partner not was 1.265 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were divorced or separated was 1.297 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were widowed was 1.322 times the best group rate.
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