How many children are uninsured in your county? What percentage of teens are affected by childhood obesity, asthma, low levels of physical activity and other health challenges? The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research now has easy-to-read and printable county-based Child and Teen Health Profiles on topics ranging from exercise, fast food and soda consumption, and more. Child and Teen Health Profiles contain quick statistics on the state’s 58 counties. Specifically, each of the state’s 41 most populated counties has its own Health Profile. The remaining 17 counties are grouped into three different Health Profiles.
These profiles follow the Center’s release of its first Adults Health Profiles in March 2012. The Child and Teen Health Profiles were created using 2009 data from the California Health Interview Survey, the nation’s largest state health survey. Conducted by the Center, CHIS provides a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California’s large and diverse population.
The creation of the health profiles was supported with a grant from The California Endowment.
View the Child and Teen Health Profiles.