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Disparities Data Details TU-1.1 by Educational Attainment for 2018

Disparities Details by Educational Attainment for 2018
TU-1.1 : Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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 TU-1.1

TU-1.1 Reduce cigarette smoking by adults

Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Educational Attainment 2018 Disparity
Advanced degree 3.7
CI 3.0/4.5
SE 0.391
÷ 1.000
Best rate
4-year college degree 7.1
CI 6.2/7.9
SE 0.419
÷ 1.894
CI
1.000/ 2.309
Associates degree 14.9
CI 13.3/16.5
SE 0.813
÷ 4.001
CI
1.000/ 4.860
Some college 19.0
CI 17.4/20.7
SE 0.846
÷ 5.104
CI
1.000/ 6.156
High school 22.9
CI 21.3/24.4
SE 0.803
÷ 6.128
CI
1.000/ 7.351
< High school 23.5
CI 21.3/25.7
SE 1.127
÷ 6.305
CI
1.000/ 7.622
Average group rate excluding best group rate 17.5
...
SE 0.931
÷ 4.687
CI 1.000/ 5.687

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 — 2018
  • The best group rate for this objective, 3.7% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 23.5% (age adjusted), was attained by persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 19.8 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 6.305 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other educational attainment groups (excluding the best), 17.5% (age adjusted), was 4.687 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Educational Attainment — 2018

Persons aged 25 years and over with an advanced degree achieved the best group rate for this objective, 3.7% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a 4-year college degree was 1.894 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with an associates degree was 4.001 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with some college education was 5.104 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a high school education was 6.128 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 25 years and over with a less than high school education was 6.305 times the best group rate.
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