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Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County: Highlighting Disparities by Ethnicity and Poverty Level

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Access to Health Care; Barriers to/Disparities in Health Care; Use of Health Services; California Health Interview Survey; 2013 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2013); 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); Women; Health Care Reform

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​The report describes the current status of women’s health and wellbeing in Los Angeles County using standard indicators that measure social and economic health determinants, health status, health care access, health behaviors, incidence and prevalence of selected health conditions, and cause-specific mortality rates. Data, from the 2013-2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and other sources, are stratified by race/ethnicity and by Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to better understand disparities that exist. Where available and appropriate, Los Angeles County health indicators are compared to Healthy People 2020 targets, which are the benchmarks that our nation is striving to achieve.

The report includes three special health topic sections, including one on homeless women, one on educational level and health, and one on the health of American Indian/Alaskan Natives, which heavily relies on 2013-2014 CHIS data.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health and Office of Health Assessment & Epidemiology produced this publication.


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