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Disparities Data Details SA-19.2 by Educational Attainment for 2015

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2015
SA-19.2 : Persons with nonmedical use of prescription tranquilizers in the past year (percent, 12+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 2.3 (2015)
2020 Target: Not applicable
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA
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 SA-19.2

SA-19.2 Reduce the past-year nonmedical use of tranquilizers

Persons with nonmedical use of prescription tranquilizers in the past year (percent, 12+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 2.3 (2015)
2020 Target: Not applicable
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Educational Attainment 2015 1 Disparity
Advanced degree 1.3
CI 0.9/1.7
SE 0.199
÷ 1.000
Best rate
< High school 1.7
CI 1.2/2.2
SE 0.253
÷ 1.306
CI
1.000/ 1.871
4-year college degree 1.7
CI 1.4/2.0
SE 0.172
÷ 1.316
CI
1.000/ 1.791
High school 1.8
CI 1.5/2.2
SE 0.174
÷ 1.423
CI
1.000/ 1.925
Some college 2.5
CI 2.1/2.8
SE 0.179
÷ 1.928
CI
1.000/ 2.562
Average group rate excluding best group rate 1.9
...
SE 0.228
÷ 1.493
CI 1.000/ 2.066

1 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.

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 — 2015
  • The best group rate for this objective, 1.3%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 2.5%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with some college education.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 1.2 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.928 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 1.9%, was 1.493 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2015

Persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree achieved the best group rate for this objective, 1.3%.

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was 1.306 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree was 1.316 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education was 1.423 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college education was 1.928 times the best group rate.
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