Did You Know?
Latinos are much more likely to be uninsured than other ethnic groups, and more than twice as likely as whites.
11.9% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in California are women.
In 2007, 36% of California adults reported having at least one chronic health condition.
Nearly 8% of the total adult population in California reported a diabetes diagnosis. Of these, 34% were 65 or older.
In 2009, more than 60 percent of California's adults were either obese or overweight.
In California, Latinos represent 41% of the population but account for nearly 60% of the uninsured.
More than three-quarters of the uninsured come from working families--four in ten of the uninsured are individuals and families who are poor.
Low-income Californians are as likely as their wealthier counterparts to use the Internet to find health information.
More than 70% of the uninsured have gone without health coverage for more than a year.
The percentage of overweight and obese children in California dropped 1.1% from 2005 to 2010.
There were an estimated 4 million Californians with diabetes in 2009, meaning that 1 out of 7 Californians have diabetes.
African Americans represent 17% of all AIDS cases in California, even though they constitute only 7% of the state's population.
Over two-thirds of all of those in California living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County or the San Francisco Bay Area.
78% of women over the age of 40 have had a mammogram and clinical breast exam within the last two years, 3% higher than the national average.
More than one-quarter of unisured adults say that they have forgone care in the past year because of its cost--compare to 4% of adults with private coverage.
Fourteen percent of California's uninsured are children, but children make up almost 30% of the population.
Nearly one-third of the uninsured in California and the nation have family incomes of $50,000 or more.
Fifty-three percent of California's uninsured children are in families where the head of household worked full-time in 2010, down from 61% in 2008.
California has the eighth largest proportion of uninsured in the nation and the largest total number of uninsured.
Nearly one in four workers in California is uninsured.
About 60% of the uninsured population are Latino
Nearly 14% of Californians with family incomes between $50,000 and $74,999 rely on public insurance.
People lacking health insurance most likely have jobs in retail, trade or agriculture.
People lacking health insurance most likely earn less than $9.85 an hour and work in firms with fewer than 50 employees.
It is estimated that 2,300,693 residents of LA County are uninsured.
The uninsured segment of the population is 24% in LA County alone.
In LA County alone, more than one-fourth of the non-elderly population, nearly 2.2 million people, lacked health insurance during at least part of 2001.
Almost 14% of adults in LA County could not afford to see a doctor when they had a health problem in the past year.
Adults in LA County report feeling unhealthy a little more than six days a month, higher than the 4.6 days reported on average in the United States.
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