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Disparities Data Details SA-19.4 by Educational Attainment for 2016

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2016
SA-19.4 : Persons with nonmedical use of prescription sedatives in the past year (percent, 12+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 0.56 (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-19.4

SA-19.4 Reduce the past-year nonmedical use of sedatives

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

2020 Baseline (year): 0.56 (2015)
2020 Target: Not applicable
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Educational Attainment 2016 Disparity
High school 0.39
CI 0.2/0.7
SE 0.102
÷ 1.000
Best rate
< High school 0.45
CI 0.3/0.8
SE 0.117
÷ 1.136
CI
1.000/ 2.079
Some college 0.60
CI 0.4/0.8
SE 0.094
÷ 1.509
CI
1.000/ 2.486
4-year college degree 0.70
CI 0.5/1.0
SE 0.121
÷ 1.777
CI
1.000/ 2.965
Advanced degree 0.71
CI 0.5/1.1
SE 0.163
÷ 1.797
CI
1.000/ 3.179
Average group rate excluding best group rate 0.61
...
SE 0.146
÷ 1.555
CI 1.000/ 2.772

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, 0.39%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 0.71%, was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 0.31 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.797 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 0.61%, was 1.555 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2016

Persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education achieved the best group rate for this objective, 0.39%.

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was 1.136 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college education was 1.509 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree was 1.777 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree was 1.797 times the best group rate.
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