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Disparities Data Details NWS-9 by Educational Attainment for 2013-16

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2013-16
NWS-9 : Obesity among adults (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 33.9 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 30.5 1, 3
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 NWS-9

NWS-9 Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Obesity among adults (age adjusted, percent, 20+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 33.9 (2005–08)
2020 Target: 30.5 1, 3
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Educational Attainment 2013-16 Disparity
College graduate or above 29.7
CI 27.3/32.2
SE 1.199
÷ 1.000
Best rate
< High school 41.1
CI 38.1/44.3
SE 1.516
÷ 1.384
CI
1.000/ 1.515
High school (including GED or equivalent) 44.2
CI 40.7/47.6
SE 1.691
÷ 1.487
CI
1.000/ 1.629
Some college or AA degree 46.8
CI 44.1/49.6
SE 1.340
÷ 1.577
CI
1.000/ 1.710
Average group rate excluding best group rate 44.0
...
SE 1.864
÷ 1.483
CI 1.000/ 1.632

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, 29.7% (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, 46.8% (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 17.1 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.577 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 44.0% (age adjusted), was 1.483 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2013-16

Persons aged 25 years and over with a college graduate or above education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 29.7% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was 1.384 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with high school (including GED or equivalent) education was 1.487 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college or AA degree was 1.577 times the best group rate.
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