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State Summary: California, 2015 Annual Report
California
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: California, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low infant mortality rate
Challenges
  • High levels of air pollution
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
Highlights
  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity increased 21% from 18.0% to 21.7% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, lack of health insurance decreased 21% from 18.8% to 14.8% of the population.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 29% from 57.0 to 40.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, cancer deaths decreased 12% from 192.9 to 170.1 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased 49% from 9.0 to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
WEBSITE: cdph.ca.gov
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.



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