Bar graph showing that the less education an adult has, the more likely that person will report having poor or fair health

FIGURE 2-11Less education is linked with worse health

Compared with college graduates, adults who have not finished high school are more than four times as likely to be in poor or fair health.


SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2001-2005. Prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco. © 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

From: 2, What Progress in Reducing Health Disparities Has Been Made?: A Historical Perspective

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