QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥25 Years Who Were Told in the Past 12 Months by a Doctor or Other Health Professional That They Had a Liver Condition,† by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2016
Weekly / April 6, 2018 / 67(13);405
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Abbreviation: GED = General Educational Development high school equivalency diploma.
* With 95% confidence intervals shown with error bars. Estimates are age-adjusted to the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population using four age groups: 25–44, 45–64, 65–74 and ≥75 years.
† Information on liver condition is based on a positive response to the survey question “During the past 12 months, have you been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had any kind of liver condition?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey, Sample Adult Component.
In 2016, 2.0% of adults aged ≥25 years who were surveyed had been told by a doctor or other health professional in the past 12 months that they had a liver condition. The prevalence of liver condition declined as education level increased. Adults who had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher were the least likely to have been diagnosed with any liver condition (1.3%), whereas those without a high school diploma were the most likely (3.3%).
Source: Tables of summary health statistics for U.S. adults, National Health Interview Survey, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm.
Reported by: Maria A. Villarroel, PhD, MVillarroel@cdc.gov, 301-458-4668; Debra L. Blackwell, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥25 Years Who Were Told in the Past 12 Months by a Doctor or Other Health Professional That They Had a Liver Condition, by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:405. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6713a6external icon.
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