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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Health Assessment Unit
313 N. Figueroa St., Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:(213) 240-7785
Fax:(213) 250-2594

2007 LA County Health Survey - Topics & Data                        (Trend Data, 2011 Data, 2005 Data, 2002 Data, 1999 Data)

Adult Survey:   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z                                                   For Child Survey

Alcohol Use

 

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Barriers to Accessing Health Care

 

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Bioterrorism/Terrorism (Sub-Sample)
  • Confidence in L.A. County’s Public Health System Response to Bioterrorism/Terrorism

 

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Built Environment (Sub-Sample)  

 

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Caregivers   

 

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Child Policy (Sub-Sample)   
  • Community Rating -  Place to Raise Family
  • Community Rating -  Public Safety
  • Community Rating -  Availability of Quality Affordable Childcare & Pre-School
  • Community Rating -  Availability of Quality Affordable Health Care Services
  • Community Rating -  Availability of Safe Places for Children to Play
  • Community Rating -  People's Involvement in Community Issues
  • Child Abuse Prevention Responsibility
  • Critical Developmental Period of Child 
  • First 5 LA 
  • Parent Interaction and Child Learning Ability
  • Personal Relationships and Child Social, Emotional, Health, and School Readiness
  • Pre-School and Child Success in Later Grades
  • Health/Well-Being of Parents/Primary Caregivers Important to Child Growth and Development
  • How Much of Childcare Expenses Should the Government Pay for Low Income Families

 

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Cholesterol  

 

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Contraception   
  • Condom Use
  • Sex Without Condom or Birth Control in Past Year
  • Heard of Emergency Contraception
  • Ever Used Emergency Contraception
  • Identification Needed to Purchase Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Prevention - Birth Control Methods

 

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Demographics
  • Age
  • Birth Place (Foreign-Born/U.S. Born)
  • Citizenship Status
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Gender
  • Health Districts
  • Household Income (Federal Poverty Level )
  • Household Size
  • Internet Access
  • Language Used Most at Home
  • Marital Status
  • Phone Occupancy: More than One Phone Number in Household
  • Phone Occupancy: Household Without a Phone in Past 3 Years
  • Phone Occupancy: Household Without a Phone in Past 3 Years BUT had a Cell Phone  
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Service Planning Areas
  • Sexual Orientation

 

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Dental Health

 

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Depression [See Also Mental Health]

 

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Diabetes

 

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Drug Use & Addiction

 

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Emergency Contraception
  • Heard of Emergency Contraception
  • Ever Used Emergency Contraception
  • Used Emergency Contraception in Past Year
  • Sources of Emergency Contraception
  • Identification Needed to Purchase Emergency Contraception

 

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Emergency Preparedness

 

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Health Conditions

 

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Health Department (Sub-Sample)  
  • Confidence in L.A. County’s Public Health System Response to Bioterrorism/Terrorism
  • Effectiveness in Assuring Food Safety
  • Effectiveness in Protective the Public from Infectious Diseases
  • Effectiveness in Tracking Health Trends
  • Would You Notify the Department of Public Health if You thought You Had Food Poisoning

 

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Health Insurance

 

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Health Related Quality of Life

 

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Heart Disease

 

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HIV
  • Condom Use
  • HIV Test in Past 2 years 
  • Location of Last HIV Test
  • Reason for Getting HIV Test
  • Comfort Level Speaking to Doctor About HIV (Sub-Sample)
  • Medications During Pregnancy/Birth Reduce HIV Transmission (Sub-Sample) 
  • Should HIV Testing be Part of Routine Blood Work? (Sub-Sample)

 

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Household Type (Sub-Sample)
  • Housing Types
  • Rent or Own House
  • Rental is Subsidized Public Housing

 

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Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Ever Heard of HPV Vaccine
  • Likelihood of Getting HPV Vaccine
  • Received HPV Vaccine Shots
  • Reasons for Not Getting HPV Vaccination

 

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Influenza 

 

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Insurance

 

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Mammogram

 

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Medical Examinations & Vaccinations

 

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Mental Health

 

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Methamphetamine (Sub-Sample)

 

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Neighborhood Safety

 

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Nutrition 

 

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Obesity/ Overweight 

 

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Pandemic Influenza (Sub-Sample)
  • Willingness to Accept Recommendation to Stay at Home 7-10 Days if Infected with Pandemic Flu
  • Number of Days Able to Stay at Home without Shopping for Additional Supplies
  • Ability to Care for Sick Family at Home for 7-10 Days
  • Ability to Care for Sick Person in Separate Room
  • Ability to Have All Family Members at Home for 7-10 Days
  • Ability to Stay Home from Work
  • Serious Financial Problem if Stay at Home from Work
  • What would you do if Health Officials says "Stay Home" but Employer says "Go to Work"?
  • Ability to Work at Home or Telecommute
  • Do you have Paid Sick Leave?
  • Do you Work in the Fire, Police, Public Health Department or are a Health Care Provider? 

 

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Pap Smear

 

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Pets (Sub-Sample)
  • Pet Ownership
  • Pet Type

 

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Physical Activity 

 

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Prescription Medications 

 

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Prison (Sub-Sample) 
  • Ever in Prison or Correctional Facility as an Adult 

 

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Regular Source of Care

 

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Sexual Health 
  • Comfort Level Speaking to Doctor About HIV (Sub-Sample)
  • Condom Use
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Ever Had STD (Sub-Sample)
  • Ever Tested for STD's (Sub-Sample)
  • HIV Test in Past 2 years 
  • Location of Last HIV Test
  • Medications During Pregnancy/Birth Reduce HIV Transmission (Sub-Sample) 
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Reason for Getting HIV Test
  • Sex Without Condom or Birth Control in Past Year
  • Sexual Activity 
  • Should HIV Testing be Part of Routine Blood Work? (Sub-Sample)
  • STD Test in Past Year (Sub-Sample)
  • Type of STD Diagnosis (Sub-Sample)

 

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Sleep (Sub-sample)
  • How Many Hours of Sleep in a 24 Hour Period
  • Average Hours of Sleep Needed in a 24 Hour Period

 

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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing  (Sub-sample)
  • Ever Had STD (Sub-Sample)
  • Ever Tested for STD's (Sub-Sample)
  • Type of STD Diagnosis (Sub-Sample)

 

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Sub-samples
  • Alcopops
  • Built Environment
  • Child Policy
  • Health Department
  • HIV
  • Household Type
  • Methamphetamine
  • Nutrition
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Pets
  • Prison
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Sleep                                
  • Tobacco Policy

 

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Tobacco Policy (Sub-Sample)
  • How Harmful is Tobacco Use on One's Health?
  • How Harmful is Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke to One's Health?
  • Should Store Owners be Licensed to Sell Cigarettes?
  • Should Films with Smoking by Rated "R"?
  • Insurance Coverage of Services for Smokers Who Want to Quit?
  • Think it is Easy for Youth under 18 Years Old to Buy Cigarettes?
  • Should Store Owners be Penalized for Selling Cigarettes to Minors?
  • Should Cigarettes be Sold in Pharmacies?
  • Should the Distribution of Free or Low-Cost Tobacco Products, Coupons, and Rebates be Prohibited?
  • Should there be More Programs to Help People Quit Smoking?   
  • Support of Law Requiring Separate Smoking and Non-Smoking Units in Multi-Unit Housing

 

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Tobacco Use
  • Cessation Attempts
  • Cessation Methods
  • Former Smokers
  • Second Hand Smoke
  • Smoking Status

 

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Child Survey:    A B C DF  G  H I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z           .     For Trend Data              To Adult Survey

Asthma
  • At Risk for Asthma (Craig-Jones Scale)
  • Current Asthma Prevalence
  • Days of School Missed Due to Asthma
  • Emergency Room Visits/Hospital Stays Due to Asthma
  • Limited Activity Due to Asthma  
  • Peak Flow Monitored at Home (6-17 year olds)
  • Prescription Medicine Use for Asthma

 

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Attentions Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Currently Receiving Counseling for ADD/ADHD
  • Currently Taking Medications for ADD/ADHD
  • Diagnosed ADD/ADHD

 

 
Autism

 

 
Barriers to Accessing Health Care

 

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Breastfeeding  
  • Breastfeeding Initiation
  • Breastfeeding at Least 6 Months
  • Breastfeeding at Least 12 Months

 

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Child Care

 

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Child Routines/Daily Activities/Family Interaction

 

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Demographics

  • Child: Age, Race/Ethnicity, Place of Birth
  • Parent: Age, Race/ethnicity, Place of Birth, Marital Status, Education, Employment
  • Household Composition
  • Household Income (Federal Poverty Level )
  • Language Used Most at Home
  • Service Planning Areas/Health Districts

 

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Dental Health  

 

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Diabetes  

  • Age Onset of Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type
  • Diagnosed Diabetes
  • Family Members Also Diagnosed
  • Taking Diabetes Medication

 

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First 5 L.A.  

 

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Health Insurance Coverage for Child

 

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Health Status

 

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Home Visits
  • Frequency of Home Visits by Professional
  • Home Visit from a Professional During Child's First Year

 

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Human papillomavirus (HPV)

 

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Medical Conditions

 

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Mother Return to Work

  • Age of Child When Mother Returned to Work 
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Neighborhood 

 

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Nutrition  

 

 
Pandemic Flu

  • Difficulty Arranging Care for Child If School or Daycare Closed for 7-10 Days
  • Difficulty Arranging Care for Child If School or Daycare Closed for One Month

 

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Parent Health Risks/Behaviors

  • Parental Aggravation
  • Parental Depression - Diagnosis
  • Parental Depression - Receiving Counseling
  • Parental Depression - Risk
  • Parental Depression - Taking Medications
  • Parental Smoking
  • Parental Support

 

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Parental Social Support

 

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Physical Activity  
  • Average Days Walk, Bike, or Skateboard to School (per week)
  • Average Days Playing or Practicing Team Sports (per week)
  • Average Days Gymnastics, Dance, Karate Classes (per week)
  • Average Days Physically Interactive Games eg. Dance Dance Revolution  (per week) 
  • Time Spent  Walking, Biking, or Skateboarding to School (per week)
  • Time  Spent Playing or Practicing Team Sports (per week)
  • Time  Spent in Gymnastics, Dance, Karate Classes (per week)
  • Time Spent Playing Physically Interactive Games eg. Dance Dance Revolution  (per week)
  • Total Amount of Physical Activity

 

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Preconception/Prenatal Care

 

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Smoking
  • Parental Smoking

 

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Television Viewing

 

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Background Summary & Methodology of 2007 LA County Health Survey

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