Facts of the Month

Correlation Between Health and Educational Attainment

There is a definite correlation between educational attainment and various health indicators. Take obesity for example - The highest rates of obesity in the United States can be found among men and women with the lowest levels of education attainment, while rates of obesity among those with a bachelor's degree or higher are significantly less. Want to lose weight (and positively affect other aspects of your life and career)? You may want to consider continuing your education...it may just make a difference!

Source: 2001 Data, National Center for Health Statistics

Publication Date: September 2007