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1999 LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH SURVEY
  Depressive Disorders Among Los Angeles County Adults

Summary: Depressive disorders affect nearly 10% of the adult population yearly in the United States and include unipolar major depression, dysthymia (a less severe, longer lasting form of depression), and bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness). This report presents findings about adult depression or depressive disorders from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey. It also assesses potential barriers to care, and co-existing chronic conditions among adults who suffer from depression.


Additional information: Key words: depression, chronic conditions, DALY, disability.
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 07/2002   
  Recent Health Trends in Los Angeles County

Summary: During the past decade, important gains were made in the health of the county population based on mortality indices. Between 1991 and 2000, average life expectancy increased 2.6 years and overall mortality decreased by 26%. Large declines in mortality were observed for most of the leading causes of death. This report includes some chronic disease data from the 1999- 2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey, and provides a comprehensive look at population health indicators related to health-related quality of life and life expectancy.


Additional information: Keywords: morbidity, mortality, health behavior, trend, policy, risk, HIV/AIDS, disability, burden.
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 06/2002   
  Infant Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Los Angeles County

Summary: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants beyond the neonatal period (between the ages of one month and one year). Sleeping in prone position (stomach) was identified as an important modifiable risk factor for SIDS. This report presents findings from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles Health Survey on infant sleeping position. The results are based on information provided by parents or legal guardians on a random countywide sample of 2174 children 0-5 years old.


Additional information: Keywords: SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome, sleep position, smoke, breast feeding
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 04/2002   
  Key Indicators of Public Health by Service Planning Area 1999-2000

Summary: Summary report of over 40 key health indicators for eight Service Planning Areas, Los Angeles County, California and Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 04/2002   
  Child Care Among Young Children in Los Angeles County

Summary: In addition to enabling parents to work, quality child care is important for the health and development of young children. This report presents findings on the use of and the need for child care services in the county from the 1999- 2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey. Child care was defined as any kind of arrangement where someone not in the household took care of the child more than ten hours per week on a regular basis, and includes preschool and nursery school, but did not include kindergarten.


Additional information: Keywords: child care, low-income, child development
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 03/2002   
  Firearm Storage and Risk to Children

Summary: Each day in the United States, an average of 16 children and youth under the age of 20 years are killed and many more are injured by guns. In 1999 12.3% of deaths nationally and 18.6% of deaths in Los Angeles County among children and youth less than 20 years old were due to firearms. This report examines self-reported data on the prevalence and storage of guns in Los Angeles County.


Additional information: Keywords: firearms, violence, injury, crime, gun
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 02/2002   
  Alcohol Consumption and Abuse Among Los Angeles County Adults

Summary: Alcohol consumption is part of contemporary American Life. However alcohol abuse can have serious medical consequences, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, fetal abnormalities, cancer, and intentional and unintentional injuries. This report presents findings from the 1999 Los Angeles County Health Survey on the prevalence of alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and drunk driving.


Additional information: Keywords: alcohol, chronic disease, burden of disease
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 01/2002   
  HIV Testing Among Adults in LA County

Summary: Recent advances in the medical treatment of HIV infection and AIDS have greatly reduced AIDS rates and AIDS-related mortality in Los Angeles County and the rest of the nation. These advances has made it increasingly important that HIV-infected persons are diagnosed and linked to care as soon as possible after infection so as to prevent further transmission of the virus. This report presents finding from the 1999 Los Angeles County Health Survey on HIV testing among 18-64 year olds. It highlights data on HIV testing, reasons for testing, testing locations, and whether or not they received testing results.


Additional information: Keywords: HIV, AIDS, risk behavior, condom use
Period of data: 1997-1999    Publication date: 10/2001   
  Childhood Asthma in Los Angeles County

Summary: Asthma us the most common chronic illness and a leading cause of disability in children. This report presents findings from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on childhood asthma prevalence. Overall, an estimated 6% of children (or 173,000 children) in Los Angeles County had asthma in 1999-2000. large disparities in prevalence was observed when assessing asthma prevalence among children with different race/ethnicities, and household income levels. The report also highlights the prevalence in households where children are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.


Additional information: Keywords: asthma, smoke, chronic disease, insurance, activity limitation, health status
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 08/2001   
  Smoking Prevalence & Efforts to Quit Smoking Among Los Angeles County Residents

Summary: Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Each year approximately 430,000 Americans die from using tobacco products, accounting for nearly 20% of all deaths nationally. In Los Angeles County tobacco use is responsible for 11,000 deaths per year. This report presents 1997 and 1999 findings from the Los Angeles County Health Survey on adult smoking status and among current smokers, methods employed to try to quit smoking.


Additional information: Keywords: tobacco, cessation, smoke, cigarette, asthma, heart disease, chronic disease
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 04/2001   
  Food Insecurity

Summary: Despite an abundant food supply in the United States, people in some households lack access to enough food to meet their basic needs (referred to as food insecurity). This report presents the findings from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey, which assessed food insecurity among adults in households with incomes below 300% of the federal poverty level. It also provides information about public assistance programs.


Additional information: Keywords: food insecurity, low-income, public assistance, hunger
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 04/2001   
  Hypertension

Summary: Hypertension or high blood pressure, affects an estimated 50 million persons in the United States. This factsheet presents data from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on the prevalence of hypertension in Los Angeles County adult population. It also highlights the level of hypertension screening, and use of prescription medication to treat hypertension.


Additional information: Keywords: hypertension, burden of disease, chronic disease, blood pressure
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 04/2001   
  Health Related Quality of Life in Los Angeles County

Summary: Life expectancy is on the rise in the United States due to advances in public health and medicine. These advances, however, have been accompanied by a significant rise in the percentage of adults living with chronic health conditions. As a result, there is increased focus on health-related quality of life. This report presents the findings from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on health- related quality of life among adults in the county.


Additional information: Key words: health status, quality of life, chronic condition
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 03/2001   
  Breastfeeding Practices in Los Angeles County

Summary: Extensive research documents the compelling benefits to infants and families from breastfeeding. This report presents findings from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on breastfeeding practices among mothers in the county. It highlights racial/ethnic and socio-economic disparities in breastfeeding practices and provides data on the reasons some mothers decide not to breastfeed, and the sense of social support to breastfeed.


Additional information: Keywords: breastfeeding, women, infant
Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 02/2001   
  Physical Activity Among Adults in Los Angeles County

Summary: Engaging in regular physical activity has long been regarded as important to health, as studies have shown that physically active adults have reduced risk of for many chronic conditions. This report presents data from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on physical activity levels among adults in Los Angeles County.

Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 11/2000   
  Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Los Angeles County Children

Summary: Lack of adequate health insurance has been identified as the single most important barrier to health care services for children in the United States. In 1997, results from the Los Angeles County Health Survey indicated that one in four children <18 years old in the county (approximately 700,000 children) did not have health insurance. This report examines the recent trends in health insurance coverage among Los Angeles County children using the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey.

Period of data: 1997-1999    Publication date: 10/2000   
  Diabetes Mellitus

Summary: Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. In Los Angeles County, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death (12.9 deaths per 100,000 population in 1997). This factsheet report presents data from the 1999-2000 Los Angeles County Health Survey on diabetes prevalence among adults in the county. It highlights the disparities in diabetes prevalence by race/ethnicity, age groups, and income levels. The report also examines diabetes prevalence as it relates to physical activity levels and comorbidities such as obesity.

Period of data: 1999    Publication date: 10/2000   

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