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Disparities Data Details HDS-8 by Educational Attainment for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2013-16
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
Spotlight on Disparities:
Educational Attainment 2013-16 Disparity
< High school 191.4
CI 189.1/193.7
SE 1.122
÷ 1.000
Best rate
College graduate or above 192.5
CI 189.5/195.4
SE 1.433
÷ 1.005
CI
1.000/ 1.021
High school (including GED or equivalent) 192.7
CI 190.1/195.3
SE 1.275
÷ 1.007
CI
1.000/ 1.021
Some college or AA degree 194.5
CI 191.6/197.3
SE 1.380
÷ 1.016
CI
1.000/ 1.031
Average group rate excluding best group rate 193.2
...
SE 1.671
÷ 1.009
CI 1.000/ 1.027

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 — 2013-16
  • The best group rate for this objective, 191.4 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 194.5 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 3.0 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), 193.2 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted), was <1.100 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2013-16

Persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 191.4 mg/dL (mean) (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a college graduate or above education was <1.1 times the best group rate.
  • 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 some college or AA degree was <1.1 times the best group rate.
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