Department of Public Health
Health Assessment Reports

  Food Insecurity Increasing in Los Angeles County

Summary: Despite an abundant food supply in the United States, many households experience food insecurity, a socio-economic condition of limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate and safe foods. This report assess food insecurity in Los Angeles County and describes the results from the 2002-03 and 2005 Los Angeles County Health Survey.

Period of data: 2005    Publication date: 09/2007   
  Cigarette Smoking Among Los Angeles County Adults

Summary: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 435,000 deaths each year. In Los Angeles, nearly 9,000 lives and $4.3 billion dollars are lost due to smoking and smoking-related diseases each year. This report looks at trends in cigarette smoking among adults in Los Angeles County from 1997 to 2005 and provides policy recommendations for action.

Period of data: 1997-2005    Publication date: 11/2006   
  The Obesity Epidemic in Los Angeles County Adults

Summary: This report highlights the latest obesity prevalence trends from 1997 to 2005. It highlights socio-economic disparities as well as examines chronic conditions by weight status. The report also provides recommendations for action that individuals, businesses and the community can use to help curb the epidemic.

Period of data: 1997-2005    Publication date: 09/2006   
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