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ECBP-6 Data Details

ECBP-6 Increase the proportion of the population that completes high school education

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
89.0 (2007)
Target
97.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons 18 to 24 years old not currently enrolled in high school who reports that they have received a high school diploma or its equivalent
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 to 24 years
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Current Population Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Is (Person) attending or enrolled in regular school?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What grade or year is (Person) attending?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was (Person) attending or enrolled in a regular school or college in October, 201_, that is, October of last year?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What grade or year was (Person) attending last year?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What is the highest level of school (Person) has completed or the highest degree...has received?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

High school completion is the percent of persons aged 18 to 24 years not currently enrolled in high school who report that they have received a high school diploma or the equivalent (such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate), regardless of the type of credential.

States are able to report in 3-year averages only. For States with small populations, the 3-year estimates may be unreliable.