Examiner: UCLA reports California health by race, ethnicity

By: Robin Wulffson, M.D.

On June 17, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research issued a series of clearly presented fact sheets regarding health statistics for five California major ethnic and racial groups: Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. In addition the report provides detailed information on Latino and Asian subgroups. The report covers a wide range of health topics, from insurance status to fruit-and-vegetable consumption, to binge drinking. The data was derived from the 2011–12 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

The UCLA center notes that the profiles contained in the report furnish detailed and reliable information for policymakers, advocates, researchers, media, and others interested in the health of adult Californians; it is particularly useful for those interested in the health of previously understudied ethnic and racial minorities.

Continue reading here: http://www.examiner.com/article/ucla-reports-california-health-by-race-ethnicity

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