Important Facts for Utah Population Characteristics: Education Level in the Population
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.
NumeratorNumber of persons in the educational attainment category and population age group.
DenominatorNumber of persons in the population age group.
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.
Healthy People Objective ECBP-6:Increase the proportion of the population that completes high school education
U.S. Target: 97.9 percent