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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.

Educational Attainment: Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Utah Small Area, Utahns Age 25+, ACS 5-Year data 2008-2012

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Data Notes

The 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 Sources

U.S. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey.

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Definition

Educational 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

Numerator: Number of persons in the educational attainment category and population age group.
Denominator: Number of persons in the population age group.

Page Content Updated On 02/03/2014, Published on 02/20/2014
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Content updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:28:48 MST