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Title

Too Many California Adults Are Tipping the Scales at an Unhealthy Weight

Publication Topics

Current Population Survey (CPS); 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); Diet and Nutrition; Health Behaviors; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Elderly; Immigrant; Low-Income; Urban/Rural Populations; Small Area Estimation; Health Status and Conditions; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues; Population Focus; Research Methods; Data Sources

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Policy Brief

Publication Date

2005-04-01T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

This policy brief highlights the geographic variations in obesity and overweight rates among California adults for counties, county-groups, Los Angeles Service Planning Areas, as well as for state legislative and Congressional districts. The first of-its-kind sub-county data are useful for policy makers, advocates, and health professionals in understanding the severity of unhealthy weight among adults throughout California and within local communities. Obesity rates were estimated by applying a small-area methodology to multiple data sources, including the 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003), 2000-2002 Current Population Surveys, and the 2000 Census. This study was conducted with funding from The California Endowment.

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The California Endowment

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California Health Interview Survey

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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Federal Obesity – Related Legislation

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