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Disparities Data Details HDS-8 by Educational Attainment for 2005-08

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2005-08
HDS-8 : Mean total blood cholesterol levels (age adjusted, mg/dL, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 197.7 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 177.9 1
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-8

HDS-8 Reduce the mean total blood cholesterol levels among adults

Mean total blood cholesterol levels (age adjusted, mg/dL, 20+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 197.7 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 177.9 1
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Educational Attainment 2005-08 Disparity
College graduate or above 198.7
CI 196.3/201.1
SE 1.165
÷ 1.000
Best rate
High school (including GED or equivalent) 200.3
CI 198.1/202.6
SE 1.095
÷ 1.008
CI
1.000/ 1.022
< High school 200.7
CI 198.4/203.0
SE 1.141
÷ 1.010
CI
1.000/ 1.024
Some college or AA degree 200.8
CI 198.8/202.7
SE 0.971
÷ 1.010
CI
1.000/ 1.023
Average group rate excluding best group rate 200.6
...
SE 1.312
÷ 1.010
CI 1.000/ 1.024

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 — 2005-08
  • The best group rate for this objective, 198.7 mg/dL (mean) (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, 200.8 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with some college or AA degree.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 2.1 mg/dL (mean).
  • The worst group rate was <1.100 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 200.6 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted), was <1.100 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2005-08

Persons aged 25 years and over with a college graduate or above education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 198.7 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with high school (including GED or equivalent) education was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college or AA degree was <1.1 times the best group rate.
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