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A   Access to Care

The ABC's of Child Care: Access, Barriers, Concerns
 (2768 kb) Issue date: 05/24/2007. Report covers the period: 2005 .

Variation in Access to Care for Low-Income Children with Public Coverage: Baseline Findings from the 2002/2003 Los Angeles County Health Survey  
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

Access Gaps Among Uninsured Children in Los Angeles County
(2710 kb) Issue date: 10/03/2006. Urban Institute Collaboration Report Prepared for The California Endowment Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles:  Report covers the period: 2002.

How Far Can the Healthy Kids Program Go in Closing Coverage gaps for Children in Los Angeles County? 
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are In Families That Have Difficulty Paying For Health Services (HTML)
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: health insurance, children, low-income, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are Uninsured And Nearly One-Third are covered By Medi-Cal
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: Uninsured children, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal.

Women's Health Status and Access to Health Care Services in LA County
 (1405 kb) Issue date: 05/01/1999. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: women, access to care, health status, preventive health services  

Environmental Barriers to Health Care Among Persons with Disabilities - Los Angeles County, California, 2002
Issue date: 12/08/2006. Report covers the period: 2002.    

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Aging

Healthy Women: Wellness Across the Life Span
(1642 kb)  Issue date: 10/05/2010. Report covers the period: 2007.  

 


Alcohol

Alcohol Consumption and Abuse Among Los Angeles County Adults
(937 kb)  Issue date: 01/07/2002. Report covers the period: 1999.  Keywords: alcohol, chronic disease, burden of disease

Binge Drinking 
(701 kb) Issue date: 03/20/2014. Report covers the period: 2011.

Underage Drinking
(1002 kb) Issue date: 04/01/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease: An Emerging Public Health Concern.
(884 kb)  Issue date: 10/01/2008. Report covers the period: 2007.

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Antibiotics

  Antibiotics Misuse
 (313 kb) Issue date: 09/26/2003.

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Arthritis

Arthritis - The Leading Cause of Disability
 (3970 kb) Issue date: 05/18/2006. Report covers the period: 2005. 

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Asthma

Childhood Asthma
(1003 kb) Issue date: 10/22/2004. Report covers the period: 2002. 

  Childhood Asthma in Los Angeles County
(5340 kb)  Issue date: 08/13/2001. Report covers the period: 1999.  Keywords: asthma, smoke, chronic disease, insurance, activity limitation, health status.

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B   Breastfeeding

  Breastfeeding Practices
(319 kb) Issue date: 03/15/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

  Breastfeeding Practices in Los Angeles County
 (1643 kb) Issue date: 02/01/2001. Report covers the period: 1994-1999.  Keywords: breastfeeding, women, infant

Hospital Practices: Can They Impact Breastfeeding?   
(786 kb) Issue date: 08/30/2013. Report covers the period: 2011.

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Caregiving

Informal Caregiving: Implications for Public Health 
(841 kb) Issue date: 02/25/2010. Report covers the period: 2007.

Informal Caregiving in Los Angeles County
(1138 kb) Issue date: 11/01/2011. Report covers the period: 2007.

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 Children / Child Care

The ABC's of Child Care: Access, Barriers, Concerns
(2768 kb) Issue date: 05/24/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.

Variation in Access to Care for Low-Income Children with Public Coverage: Baseline Findings from the 2002/2003 Los Angeles County Health Survey  
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data.  

Access Gaps Among Uninsured Children in Los Angeles County
(2710 kb) Issue date: 10/03/2006. Urban Institute Collaboration Report Prepared for The California Endowment Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles:  Report covers the period: 2002.

How Far Can the Healthy Kids Program Go in Closing Coverage gaps for Children in Los Angeles County? 
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

Infant Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Los Angeles County
 (2608 kb) Issue date: 04/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1994-1999. Keywords: SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, sleep position, smoke, breast feeding

Child Care Among Young Children in Los Angeles County
(945 kb) Issue date: 03/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1999. Keywords: child care, low-income, child development

Childhood Asthma
(1004 kb) Issue date: 10/01/2004. Report covers the period: 1999-2003.

Childhood Asthma
(1003 kb) Issue date: 10/22/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

Childhood Asthma in Los Angeles County
(5340 kb) Issue date: 08/13/2001. Report covers the period: 1999.
Keywords: asthma, smoke, chronic disease, insurance, activity limitation, health status

Childhood Obesity: Tipping the Balance Toward Healthy, Active Children 
 (690 kb) Issue date: 07/2008. Report covers the period: 1999-2007.

Children With Special Health Care Needs
 (959 kb) Issue date: 06/09/2005. Report covers the period: 2002.

Children's Health Insurance
(312 kb) Issue date: 02/27/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

Gallery Guide: Get Active, Get Healthy LA! 
(1389kb) Issue date: 06/30/2010. Report covers the period: 2007. Collaboration with Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Firearm Storage and Risk to Children
(732 kb) Issue date: 02/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1999. Keywords: firearms, violence, injury, crime, gun

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are In Families That Have Difficulty Paying For Health Services (HTML)
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: health insurance, children, low-income, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are Uninsured And Nearly One-Third are covered By Medi-Cal
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: Uninsured children, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal.

Parenting Practices That Shape The Lives Of Young Children
(970 kb) Issue date: 05/31/2005. Report covers the period: 2002.

Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Los Angeles County Children
 (1699 kb) Issue date: 10/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1997, 1999. Health insurance status of children in Los Angeles County and prevalence of children uninsured by race/ethnicity, poverty level, and Service Planning Area (SPA). Keywords: Medi-Cal, public assistance

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Chronic Diseases

Arthritis - The Leading Cause of Disability
 (3970 kb) Issue date: 05/18/2006. Report covers the period: 2005.

Diabetes on the Rise in Los Angeles County Adults
(830 kb) Issue date: 08/06/2007. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

Impact of Chronic Disease on Functional Status Among Non-Elderly Adults in Los Angeles County
(92 kb) Issue date: 02/21/2003.

Many County Adults Are At Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke
(941 kb)  Issue date: 07/28/2005. Report covers the period: 2002.

The Obesity Epidemic in Los Angeles County Adults
(1001 kb) Issue date: 09/28/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

The Silent Killer: Hypertension in Los Angeles County Adults
(889 kb) Issue date: 09/28/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

Trends in Diabetes: A Reversible Public Health Crisis
 (804kb) Issue date: 11/04/2010. Report covers the period: 1997-2007.   (Summary Report) (Spanish)

Trends in Diabetes: Time for Action
 (997 kb) Issue date: 11/13/2012. Report covers the period: 1997 -2011. 

Trends in Obesity: Adult Obesity Continues to Rise
 (729 kb) Issue date: 10/04/2012. Report covers the period: 1997 -2011. 

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D    Depression

  Depressive Disorders Among Los Angeles County Adults
(958 kb) Issue date: 07/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1999. Key words: depression, chronic conditions, DALY, disability.

Trends in Depression: Shedding Light On The Darkness
 (708 kb) Issue date: 01/25/2011. Report covers the period: 1999 -2007. 

 

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Diabetes

Diabetes
(1000 kb) Issue date: 10/05/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.
 

Diabetes Mellitus
(101 kb) Issue date: 10/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1999. This factsheet describes the prevalence of adults diagnosed with diabetes in Los Angeles County by age group, race/ethnicity, weight status, physical activity, and regular health care.

Diabetes on the Rise in Los Angeles County Adults
(830 kb) Issue date: 08/06/2007. Report covers the period: 1997-2005. 

Trends in Diabetes: A Reversible Public Health Crisis
 (804kb) Issue date: 11/04/2010. Report covers the period: 1997-2007.  (Summary Report) (Spanish)


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Disability

  Adult Disability in Los Angeles County
 (953 kb) Issue date: 09/22/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. 

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E    Emergency Preparation

  How Prepared Are Los Angeles County Residents for an Emergency?
(1718 kb) Issue date: 05/30/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.
 

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F     Firearms

Firearm Storage and Risk to Children
 (732 kb) Issue date: 02/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1999. Keywords: firearms, violence, injury, crime, gun

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Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity
(413 kb) Issue date: 04/01/2001. Report covers the period: 1999. Keywords: food insecurity, low-income, public assistance, hunger.

Food Insecurity
(496 kb) Issue date: 03/18/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

Food Insecurity Increasing in Los Angeles County
 (2000 kb) Issue date: 09/21/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.

Food Stamp Program Participation and Obesity Among Low Income Adults in Los Angeles County
A presentation at the CDC Diabetes and Obesity Conference in Denver, CO - May 17, 2006

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H    Health Indicators

 

Health Indicators for Women in LA County 2013
 (9910 kb) Issue date: 07/08/2013. Report covers the period: 2011.

Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area (2013)
 (3512 kb) Issue date: 04/03/2013. Report covers the period: 2011

 

Health Indicators for Women in LA County
(1628 kb) Issue date: 03/03/2010. Report covers the period: 2007.

Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area 2007
(9724 kb) Issue date: 06/16/2009. Report covers the period: 2007.

Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area 2005
(9724 kb) Issue date: 04/03/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.
 

Key Indicators Of Health by Service Planning Area 2002/2003
(3000 kb) Issue date: 03/31/2004. Report covers the period: 2002/2003. Report covers the period: 2002/2003. Summary report of over 60 key health indicators for eight Service Planning Areas, Los Angeles County, and Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Key Indicators of Public Health by Service Planning Area 1999
(634 kb) Issue date: 04/01/2002. Report covers the period: 1999. Summary report of over 40 key health indicators for eight Service Planning Areas, Los Angeles County, California and Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Los Angeles County Health Profiles, 1997
Issue date: 01/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Results of the 1997 Los Angeles County Health Survey by Service Planning Area

 

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Health Insurance

  Access Gaps Among Uninsured Children in Los Angeles County
(2710 kb) Issue date: 10/03/2006. Urban Institute Collaboration Report Prepared for The California Endowment Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles:  Report covers the period: 2002.

Variation in Access to Care for Low-Income Children with Public Coverage: Baseline Findings from the 2002/2003 Los Angeles County Health Survey  
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

How Far Can the Healthy Kids Program Go in Closing Coverage gaps for Children in Los Angeles County? 
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

Children's Health Insurance
(312 kb) Issue date: 02/27/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Los Angeles County Children
(1699 kb) Issue date: 10/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1997, 1999. Health insurance status of children in Los Angeles County and prevalence of children uninsured by race/ethnicity, poverty level, and Service Planning Area (SPA). Keywords: Medi-Cal, public assistance

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are Uninsured And Nearly One-Third are covered By Medi-Cal
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: Uninsured children, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal.

Over 2.7 Million Uninsured in Los Angeles County, Including 2 Million Adults
Issue date: 05/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: health insurance, adult, low-income, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care

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Health Trends

Cigarette Smoking Among Los Angeles County Adults
(718 kb) Issue date: 11/16/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

Diabetes on the Rise in Los Angeles County Adults
(830 kb) Issue date: 08/06/2007. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

HIV Testing Among Los Angeles County Adults
 (1032 kb) Issue date: 03/05/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.

Recent Health Trends in Los Angeles County
(605 kb) Issue date: 06/01/2002. Key health trends in the Los Angeles County population over the last decade. Keywords: morbidity, mortality, health behavior, trend, policy, risk, HIV/AIDS, disability, burden.

The Burden of Disease in Los Angeles County
 (340 kb) Issue date: 01/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1997. A Study of the Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality in the County Population

The Health of Angelenos
Issue date: 01/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1990-1998.
A report designed to provide comprehensive health data at the county level.

The Obesity Epidemic in Los Angeles County Adults
(1001 kb) Issue date: 09/28/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

Trends in Obesity: Adult Obesity Continues to Rise
 (729 kb) Issue date: 10/04/2012. Report covers the period: 1997 -2011. 

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Heart Disease / Stroke

  Many County Adults Are At Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke
(941 kb)  Issue date: 07/28/2005. Report covers the period: 2002.

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HIV/AIDS

HIV Testing Among Adults in LA County
(799 kb) Issue date: 10/25/2001. Report covers the period: 1997-1999.
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, risk behavior, condom use

HIV Testing Among Los Angeles County Adults
(1032 kb) Issue date: 03/05/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.

HIV Testing and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adults in LA County
Issue date: 01/01/1999. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: HIV, sexual behavior

Knowledge and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County
Issue date: 12/01/2007. Report covers the period: 2007.

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Hypertension

The Silent Killer: Hypertension in Los Angeles County Adults
(889 kb) Issue date: 09/28/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

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I      Influenza

Influenza Vaccination
(303 kb) Issue date: 10/21/2003.

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    Insurance

  Access Gaps Among Uninsured Children in Los Angeles County
(2710 kb) Issue date: 10/03/2006. Urban Institute Collaboration Report Prepared for The California Endowment Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles:  Report covers the period: 2002.

Variation in Access to Care for Low-Income Children with Public Coverage: Baseline Findings from the 2002/2003 Los Angeles County Health Survey  
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

How Far Can the Healthy Kids Program Go in Closing Coverage gaps for Children in Los Angeles County? 
Issue date: 10/03/2006. Report covers the period: 2002. Urban Institute Collaboration Using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data. 

Children's Health Insurance
(312 kb) Issue date: 02/27/2004. Report covers the period: 2002.

Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Los Angeles County Children
(1699 kb) Issue date: 10/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1997, 1999. Health insurance status of children in Los Angeles County and prevalence of children uninsured by race/ethnicity, poverty level, and Service Planning Area (SPA). Keywords: Medi-Cal, public assistance

One-Fourth of Los Angeles County Children Are Uninsured And Nearly One-Third are covered By Medi-Cal
Issue date: 07/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: Uninsured children, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care, Medi-Cal.

Over 2.7 Million Uninsured in Los Angeles County, Including 2 Million Adults
Issue date: 05/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: health insurance, adult, low-income, access to medical care, barriers to obtaining care

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M    Methamphetamine

  Methamphetamine Use In Los Angeles County Adults
(585 kb)  Issue date: 12/06/2006. Report covers the period: 2005.

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N    Neighborhood Belonging

  How a Belonging Community Nurtures Families and Children
(7816 kb)  Issue date: 2008. Report covers the period: 2005. University of Southern California Metamorphosis Project collaboration using Los Angeles County Health Survey Data.

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    Nutrition

Gallery Guide: Get Active, Get Healthy LA! 
(1389kb) Issue date: 06/30/2010. Report covers the period: 2007. Collaboration with Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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O    Obesity

Trends in Obesity: Adult Obesity Continues to Rise
 (729 kb) Issue date: 10/04/2012. Report covers the period: 1997 -2011. 

Obesity and Related Mortality in Los Angeles County
 (675 kb) Issue date: 10/05/2011. Report covers the period: 2007.

Childhood Obesity: Tipping the Balance Toward Healthy, Active Children 
 (690 kb) Issue date: 07/2008. Report covers the period: 1999-2007.

Food Stamp Program Participation and Obesity Among Low Income Adults in Los Angeles County
A presentation at the CDC Diabetes and Obesity Conference in Denver, CO - May 17, 2006

Gallery Guide: Get Active, Get Healthy LA! 
(1389kb) Issue date: 06/30/2010. Report covers the period: 2007. Collaboration with Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Obesity on the Rise
(371 kb) Issue date: 07/22/2003.

Physical Activity Among Adults in Los Angeles County
(1777 kb) Issue date: 11/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1999. This report presents data from the 1999 Los Angeles County Survey. Level of physical activity in adults is presented by age, race/ethnicity, and Service Planning Area. Keywords: exercise, quality of life, health status, nutrition, overweight, obesity

Prevalence of Overweight Among Adults in LA County 
Issue date: 11/01/1998. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: adult, overweight, obesity, BMI, health status, smoker

The Obesity Epidemic in Los Angeles County Adults
(1001 kb) Issue date: 09/28/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005.

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P      Physical Activity

Gallery Guide: Get Active, Get Healthy LA! 
(1389kb) Issue date: 06/30/2010. Report covers the period: 2007. Collaboration with Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Physical Activity Among Adults in Los Angeles County
(1777 kb) Issue date: 11/01/2000. Report covers the period: 1999. This report presents data from the 1999 Los Angeles County Survey. Level of physical activity in adults is presented by age, race/ethnicity, and Service Planning Area. Keywords: exercise, quality of life, health status, nutrition, overweight, obesity

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Q      Quality of Life

  Health Related Quality of Life in Los Angeles County
(2230 kb)  Issue date: 03/01/2001. Report covers the period: 1999.  Key words: health status, quality of life, chronic condition

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S     Smoking

Adult Smoking
(864 kb) Issue date: 12/25/2003. Report covers the period: 1997-2002.

Adult Smoking on the Decline, But Disparities Remain
 (890 kb) Issue date: 11/14/2012. Report covers the period: 2011.

Cigarette Smoking in Los Angeles County: Local Data to Inform Tobacco Policy
(1036 kb) Issue date: 06/22/2010. Report covers the period: 2007. 

Cigarette Smoking Among Los Angeles County Adults
(718 kb) Issue date: 11/16/2006. Report covers the period: 1997-2005. 

Most County Adults Support Tobacco Control Laws
(419 kb) Issue date: 02/01/1999. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: tobacco, smoke, cigarette, tax

Smoking and Tobacco Use Among Adults in LA County
(166 kb) Issue date: 05/01/1999. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: tobacco, smoke, cigarette, asthma, heart disease, chronic disease

Smoking Cessation Efforts Among Adult Smokers
(1615 kb) Issue date: 11/16/2006. Report covers the period: 2005.

Smoking Prevalence & Efforts to Quit Smoking Among Los Angeles County Residents
(1176 kb) Issue date: 04/01/2001. Report covers the period: 1999. Keywords: tobacco, cessation, smoke, cigarette, asthma, heart disease, chronic disease

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W    Women's Health

Bone Health and Osteoporosis 
(791 kb) Issue date: 03/20/2014. Report covers the period: 2011.

Health Indicators for Women in LA County 2013
 (9910 kb) Issue date: 07/08/2013. Report covers the period: 2011.

Healthy Women: Wellness Across the Life Span 
(1642 kb)  Issue date: 10/05/2010. Report covers the period: 2007.

Preconception Health in Los Angeles County 
(1405 kb) Issue date: 03/31/2010. Report covers the period: 2007.

Women's Health Status and Access to Health Care Services in LA County
(1405 kb) Issue date: 05/01/1999. Report covers the period: 1997. Keywords: women, access to care, health status, preventive health services

2007 Health Indicators for Women in LA County
(1628 kb) Issue date: 05/23/2007. Report covers the period: 2007.

2005 Health Indicators for Women in LA County
(1628 kb) Issue date: 05/23/2007. Report covers the period: 2005.  

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