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Disparities Data Details SA-19.2 by Educational Attainment for 2016

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2016
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 2016 Disparity
< High school 1.3
CI 1.0/1.9
SE 0.226
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Advanced degree 1.6
CI 1.2/2.1
SE 0.235
÷ 1.192
CI
1.000/ 1.724
High school 1.8
CI 1.5/2.2
SE 0.176
÷ 1.379
CI
1.000/ 1.898
Some college 2.0
CI 1.7/2.3
SE 0.147
÷ 1.503
CI
1.000/ 2.035
4-year college degree 2.2
CI 1.7/2.7
SE 0.230
÷ 1.615
CI
1.000/ 2.245
Average group rate excluding best group rate 1.9
...
SE 0.232
÷ 1.422
CI 1.000/ 2.004

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 — 2016
  • The best group rate for this objective, 1.3%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 2.2%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 0.8 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.615 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 1.9%, was 1.422 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2016

Persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 1.3%.

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree was 1.192 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education was 1.379 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college education was 1.503 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree was 1.615 times the best group rate.
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