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Health Highlight Report for Harding County

Birth Mothers' Educational Attainment: High School Degree or Higher: Percentage with High School Dipoloma or Higher, 2015-2017

  • Harding County
    100.0%
    95% Confidence Interval (100.0% - 100.0%)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    79.9%
    U.S.
    83.0%
  • Harding County Compared to State

    gauge ranking
    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

A mother's education level affects decisions directly influencing her and her children's health. Worldwide, higher maternal education is linked to decreases in low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. Level of education is related to children's physical health and academic outcomes, both as children and adults. Maternal education is associated with children's nutritional status and potential obesity. Children of mothers with a high school diploma or less have a higher likelihood of adolescent obesity. Higher education levels are associated with maternal reproductive decisions including contraceptive use, having fewer children, and a later age of marriage.

Healthy People Objective FP-8:

Reduce pregnancy rates among adolescent females
U.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category

Note

Includes New Mexico resident births. Unknown and missing responses have been excluded from the denominator.  (**) Data suppressed due to small numbers.

Data Sources

Birth Certificate Data, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).  

Measure Description for Birth Mothers' Educational Attainment: High School Degree or Higher

Definition: Percentage of live births to women who had completed high school or higher.
Numerator: Number of live-born infants born to women who had completed high school or higher.
Denominator: Total number of live-born infants.

Indicator Profile Report

The Percentage of Live Births to Women Who Had Completed a High School Degree or Higher (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

01/31/2019
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Tue, 21 May 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:54:59 MST