Indicator Report - Utah Population Characteristics: Education Level in the Population
Why Is This Important?Education level is strongly related to health status. It is too simplistic to say that more education causes better health; however, higher levels of education often result in higher family income, greater self-determination and understanding of health and illness factors, improved mental health, and a higher level of social and family support. All of those factors can result in better health.
Data NotesThe confidence intervals are at 90%.
*Small areas that are also counties use the ACS county estimate.
A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.
^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Valley (East)' and 'Kearns' only include data for 2008-2011.
^^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Jordan (NE)' only include data for 2009-2011.
#Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Jordan (SE)' and 'West Jordan (West)/Copperton' only include data for 2009-2012.
Data SourcesU.S. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey.
DefinitionEducational attainment among adults. Education level categories include: less than high school; high school graduate or G.E.D.; some college; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; and advanced degree.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 02/03/2014, Published on 02/20/2014