Adults with at least a bachelor's degree is the percent of the population 25 years and older that has a BA/ BS degree. It reflects the number of people ages 25-64 that possess a BA/ BS out of all the people ages 25-64 in the area.
Adults who complete college are more likely to live healthier lives. With a higher education, adults are able to more easily find employment, earn a steady income, and make better decisions1. These factors play a role in health outcomes2, and studies have shown that college graduates live longer lives compared to individuals who do not complete high school1.
1 California Newsreel, Nationality Minority Consortia, Joint Center Health Policy Institute. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/resources.php?topic_id=3
2 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. http://www.commissiononhealth.org/Education.aspx