Glossary

Deaths Averted
The estimated number of premature deaths in the area that would not occur for the level of education or income selected on the slider. The death rate for the selected level of education or income is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details.

Deaths Per Year
Number of persons who die each year in the selected area before age 75 (premature deaths). The number of deaths for the level of education or income selected on the slider is based on the death rate, which is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details. Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008-2010.

Death Rate
The number of premature deaths (before age 75) in the selected area per 100,000 residents. The death rate for the level of education or income selected on the slider is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details. Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008-2010.

Diabetes Cases Averted
The estimated number of cases of diabetes that would not occur in the selected area given the level of education or income selected on the slider. The estimate is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details.

Diabetes Prevalence
Estimate of the percentage of adults (age 20 and older) with diagnosed diabetes. The diabetes prevalence for the selected level of education or income is derived by applying a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression) to state-level diabetes prevalence data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See About the Data for more details. Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009.

Education (Sliders)
“Some college education” measures the percentage of adults (age 25 and older) who have completed some education beyond high school. This category includes adults who have completed a 4-year college or graduate school program, and students with a shorter period of college education (such as attending a 4-year college without graduating). The category excludes adults who have not graduated from high school or who graduated from high school or have a GED but have not attended college. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2010

Education (Compare page)
Less than high school graduate: percent of adults (age 25 and older) in the selected area with some high school (attendance up to 12th grade but no high school diploma or equivalency). High school: a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a General Equivalency Degree [GED]). Some college: attendance at a 4-year college without obtaining a Bachelors degree, attendance at community colleges or vocational schools, including receipt of an Associates degree. College: receipt of a Bachelors degree or higher, such as a graduate school degree. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2010.

Income-to-Poverty Ratio (IPR)
The income-to-poverty ratio (IPR) is the household income for the past 12 months divided by the household’s federal poverty threshold. For example, a household with an IPR of 110% has an income that is 10% above its poverty threshold. Shown here is the percent of persons in the selected area with household incomes, respectively, of less than 50% of the federal poverty level (“severe poverty”), 50% to 99% of the federal poverty level, 100 to 199% (up to twice) of the federal poverty level (the “near poor”), or 200% or greater than (at least twice) the federal poverty level. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2010.

Mortality Rank
Where the state/county would rank in comparison to other states/counties (counties in a given state), based on its age-adjusted death rate. A rank of 1 means the lowest (best) death rate among the ranked states/counties. The mortality rank for the level of education or income selected on the slider is based on the (age-adjusted) death rate which is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details.

Percent Deaths Averted
The estimated percentage of premature deaths in the area that would not occur for the level of education or income selected on the slider. This measure is based on the death rate for the level of education or income selected on the slider which is derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression). See About the Data for more details.

Percent of Adults with Basic Income
Percent of population in the selected area with a household income in 2010 that was at least twice the Federal poverty level or higher. In 2010, the Federal poverty level for a family of four with two related children was $44,100. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010.

Percent of Adults with Some College Education
This scale measures the percentage of adults (age 25 and older) who have completed some education beyond high school. This category includes adults who have completed a 4-year college or graduate school program, and students with a shorter period of college education (such as attending a 4-year college without graduating). The category excludes adults who have not graduated from high school or who graduated from high school or have a GED but have not attended college.

Population
Shown here is the percent of persons age 74 or younger who identified themselves as white (“% Population, White”), black or African American (“% Population, Black”), or Hispanic or Latino (“% Population, Hispanic”), as well as the median annual household income reported for 2008-2010 in the selected area. Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2010.

Reduced Medical Spending on Diabetes
The estimated medical spending on diabetes that would not occur in the selected area given the level of education or income selected on the slider. This measure is based on estimates of diabetes prevalence derived using a statistical procedure (generalized linear regression) and assumptions about medical spending costs. See About the Data for more details.