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Disparities Data Details HDS-7 by Educational Attainment for 2009-12

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment 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 Educational Attainment 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
Educational Attainment 2009-12 Disparity
College graduate or above 12.6
CI 10.6/14.9
SE 1.069
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Some college or AA degree 14.1
CI 12.6/15.8
SE 0.789
÷ 1.117
CI
1.000/ 1.321
< High school 14.5
CI 12.7/16.5
SE 0.930
÷ 1.154
CI
1.000/ 1.374
High school (including GED or equivalent) 15.0
CI 13.4/16.7
SE 0.800
÷ 1.188
CI
1.000/ 1.401
Average group rate excluding best group rate 14.5
...
SE 1.031
÷ 1.153
CI 1.000/ 1.383

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 — 2009-12
  • The best group rate for this objective, 12.6% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a college graduate or above education.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 15.0% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with high school (including GED or equivalent) education.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 2.4 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.188 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 14.5% (age adjusted), was 1.153 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2009-12

Persons aged 25 years and over with a college graduate or above education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 12.6% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college or AA degree was 1.117 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was 1.154 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with high school (including GED or equivalent) education was 1.188 times the best group rate.
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