Department of Public Health
Health Assessment Reports

  Cost as a Barrier to Accessing Medical Care Among Adults

Summary: This data snapshot examines affordability of medical care and in particular, barriers to care resulting from lack of adequate health insurance coverage and other socio-economic factors.

Additional information: Data snapshot report.
Publication date: 12/2011   
  Obesity and Related Mortality in Los Angeles County: A Cites and Communities Health Report

Summary: This cities and communities health report examines obesity and related mortality rates and rankings for 81 cities, 15 L.A. City Council Districts, and 32 unincorporated communities in the County.

Period of data: 2004-2007    Publication date: 10/2011   
  Informal Caregiving in Los Angeles County

Summary: Informal caregiving refers to the regular help an individual gives to a family member, friend, or neighbor who cannot function independently. This joint report (a collaborative effort with the UCLA School of Public Health and the Los Angeles Caregiving Resource Center), expands on a February 2010 LA Health report and describes the demographic, health, and health care access characteristics of Los Angeles Counties caregivers.

Additional information: Collaborative Report : UCLA School of Public Health/Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 11/2011   
  Trends in Depression: Shedding Light On The Darkness

Summary: This report focusses the public health issues related to major depression and other depressive disorders in Los Angeles County. It provides a comprehensive look at who has depression, how depressive disorders impact health related quality of life, and the health behaviors and chronic conditions related to depression.

Period of data: 1999 - 2007    Publication date: 01/2011   
  Trends in Diabetes: A Reversible Public Health Crisis

Summary: This report provides a comprehensive look at diabetes prevalence in the County from 1997 to 2007. It highlights disparities in diabetes prevalence by race/ethnicity, and income levels as well as examines the relationship between diabetes and obesity, which is the most important modifiable risk factor for diabetes.

Period of data: 1997-2007    Publication date: 11/2010   
  Healthy Women: Wellness Across the Life Span

Summary: This health brief highlights the fact that women are living long longer than men, and with increased longevity, can come more years lived with poor health and lower quality of life. The report examines the demographics of women in Los Angeles County, disparities in life expectancy, and the growing burden of chronic conditions, modifiable risk factors and health related quality of life women experience.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 10/2010   
  Gallery Guide: Get Active, Get Healthy LA!

Summary: This joint report with the Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children, and the Department of Public Health's Nutrition Program, examines physical activity, built environment, diet and nutrition, and related health conditions and mortality for adults and children in Los Angeles County.

Additional information: Health Assessment Unit collaboration with Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children, and Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Period of data: 2002-2007    Publication date: 06/2010   
  Cigarette Smoking in Los Angeles County: Local Data to Inform Tobacco Policy - A Cities and Communities Health Report

Summary: This cities and communities report focusses on smoking, which is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The report introduces the small-area estimation methodology application used to assess smoking prevalence among adults living in the 88 incorporated cities, the City of Los Angeles' 15 Council Districts and the 40 unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 06/2010   
  Healthy Women, Healthy Children: Preconception Health In Los Angeles County

Summary: Preconception health refers to health of all women of reproductive age (15-44 years old), and this report examines health care access, health behaviors, and chronic health conditions that can affect pregnancy outcomes for both mother and child.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 03/2010   
  Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County (2007 LA County Health Survey Data)

Summary: This report describes the current status of women's health and wellbeing in Los Angeles County. It highlights gender differences, and disparities related to social determinants of health. The health indicators for women are presented by race/ethnicity and income levels.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 03/2010   
  Informal Caregiving: Implications for Public Health

Summary: Informal caregiving refers to the help and support family members and friends provide daily to individuals who are either temporarily or permanently unable to function independently. This report examines the economic impact, socio- economic disparities among caregivers, who receives care, and the health status of caregivers in Los Angeles County. It also provides recommendations and resources for individuals and families.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 02/2010   
  Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area (2007 LA County Health Survey Data)

Summary: Key Indicators are standardized measures through which we can assess health and well-being. In this report, we describe indicators for each of Los Angeles County's Service Planning Areas (SPAs) and the County overall. It also compares these health measures of Los Angeles County residents with those of the United States population, and with Healthy People 2010 goals, which represent health standards our nation is trying to achieve within this decade.

Period of data: 2007    Publication date: 06/2009   
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