Complete Indicator Profile - Education - High School Diploma or Equivalency - 18-24 Year Olds (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 25)

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State of Alaska

Complete Indicator Profile of Education - High School Diploma or Equivalency - 18-24 Year Olds (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 25)

Definition

18-24 year olds with a high school diploma or equivalency

Numerator

Number of 18-24 year olds with a high school diploma or equivalency

Denominator

Midyear resident population of 18-24 year olds within the same calendar year.

Why Is This Important?

Income, education, and financial resources are considered key social determinants of health. The lack of such resources limits individuals' ability to obtain health insurance, pay for medical care, afford healthy food, safe housing, and access to other basic goods. Children in poverty face greater morbidity and mortality due to greater risk of accidental injury, lack of health care access, and poor educational achievement. Early (or prenatal) poverty may result in development damage. Level of educational attainment influences employment opportunities and income, which in turn impact other social determinants of health, including access to health care. Education can have multigenerational implications that make it an important measure for the health of future generations.

Healthy People Objective ECBP-6:

Increase the proportion of the population that completes high school education
U.S. Target: 97.9 percent
State Target: Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 86% for 18-24 year olds



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Graphical Data Views

Percentage of 18-24 year olds with a high school diploma or equivalency, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2005-2020

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Alaska Comparisons Year Percentage of 18-24 with HS diploma or equivalency
Record Count: 32
All Alaskans 2005 76.9%
All Alaskans 2006 80.0%
All Alaskans 2007 83.7%
All Alaskans 2008 80.4%
All Alaskans 2009 81.5%
All Alaskans 2010 81.2%
All Alaskans 2011 81.5%
All Alaskans 2012 **
Alaska Natives 2005 **
Alaska Natives 2006 **
Alaska Natives 2007 **
Alaska Natives 2008 **
Alaska Natives 2009 66.1%
Alaska Natives 2010 68.0%
Alaska Natives 2011 70.1%
Alaska Natives 2012 **
U.S. 2005 80.4%
U.S. 2006 82.0%
U.S. 2007 82.9%
U.S. 2008 83.0%
U.S. 2009 83.5%
U.S. 2010 83.2%
U.S. 2011 84.1%
U.S. 2012 **
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 86.0%
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 86.0%

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 86% for 18-24 year olds


** indicates preceding years summarized for Alaska Natives or Data Not Available.

Includes those 18-24 years old with a high school diploma (includes equivalency) or higher education (some college, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, graduate or professional degree). Alaska Native data are available for 5-year estimates and is shown for the last year of the 5-year period.

Data Sources

ACS American Community Survey 1

More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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Page Content Updated On 12/01/2013, Published on 12/01/2013
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 30 October 2014 10:55:20 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov".

Content updated: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:22:36 AKDT