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2011 LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH SURVEY
  Built Environment for Physical Activity

Summary: This LA Health Data Snapshot report focuses on the built environment and effects on physical activity. It highlights access and use of neighborhood resources such as parks, playgrounds, or sports fields, as well as perceptions of neighborhood safety, adequate street lighting, well maintained streets, and vandalism.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 03/2015   
  Housing and Health in Los Angeles County

Summary: Housing affordability, stability and quality are essential for health and well-being. This report introduces housing as an issue from a public health perspective, and explores the intersection of health and housing in Los Angeles County.


Additional information: This report is the second in a Department of Public Health series on social determinants following the introductory release of "How Social and Economic Factors Affect Health".
Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 02/2015   
  Breathing Easy? Child Asthma in Los Angeles County

Summary: Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic Diseases of childhood. This LA Health report examines the burden of childhood asthma and highlights the need for decision makers to do more to improve the issue in LA County. We assess disparities, and examine asthma as it relates to physical activity and other issues.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 05/2014   
  Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Summary: Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in the United States, and it affects approximately 10 million adult men and women. This report examines the prevalence of osteoporosis in older adults in Los Angeles County, and presents findings from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. The report also examines the health related quality of life of adults with osteoporosis and provides resource information on osteoporosis prevention and management.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 03/2014   
  Binge Drinking

Summary: This report presents findings from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey and examines the issue of binge drinking among adults and youth under 21 years of age. The report looks at disparities in binge drinking and also provides recommended actions for individuals, health care providers, cities and communities.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 03/2014   
  Hospital Practices: Can They Impact Breastfeeding?

Summary: This report presents findings from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey and examines the impact of breastfeeding-related hospital practices on any breastfeeding or exclusive breastfeeding by mothers in Los Angeles County. The report also highlights the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" initiative, which has shown success in increasing breastfeeding rates across all populations.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 08/2013   
  Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County: Highlighting Disparities by Ethnicity and Poverty Level.

Summary: This report examines the key indicators of health for women in Los Angeles County and highlights important health disparities by race/ethnicity and poverty level.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 06/2013   
  Key Indicators of Health by Service Planning Area (2011 Los Angeles 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 eight Service Planning Areas (SPAs) and the County overall. It also compares health measures of Los Angeles County residents with those of the United States population, and with Healthy People 2020 target goals.

Period of data: 2011    Publication date: 04/2013   
  Adult Smoking on the Decline, But Disparities Remain

Summary: This report presents findings from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey and highlights the smoking prevalence among adults in Los Angeles County. It shows the stark disparities in smoking rates across various socio-economic and demographic groups and among adults living in the different geographic areas in the county.

Period of data: 2002-2011    Publication date: 11/2012   
  Trends in Diabetes: Time for Action

Summary: This report presents findings from the Los Angeles County Health Survey and highlights diabetes trends in the Los Angeles County adult population from 1997 to 2011. It examines disparities in diabetes prevalence among different socio-economic and demographic groups across the county.

Period of data: 1997-2011    Publication date: 11/2012   
  Trends in Obesity: Adult Obesity Continues to Rise

Summary: This report presents findings from the Los Angeles County Health Survey and highlights how despite promising trends in childhood obesity, the prevalence among adults has steadily increased from 1997 to 2011.

Period of data: 1997-2011    Publication date: 10/2012   

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