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One-third (32%) of adults in California said they would not get additional COVID-19 vaccine doses, even if recommended by health guidelines, according to August 2023 data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The data, available to the public via the 2023 CHIS Preliminary COVID-19 Estimates Dashboard, includes Californians’ experiences with personal and financial impacts, COVID-19 testing, access to masks, views on the vaccine, and more.
Despite stronger fears of being a victim of gun violence, California immigrants are far less likely to own firearms than citizens, according to a new UCLA CHPR policy brief. The study examines the two largest immigrant populations in California — Latinos and Asians.
High rates of food insecurity, hate incidents, mental health concerns, and challenges in accessing needed care were all at the forefront of issues that plagued Californians in 2022, according to the annual CHIS data.
In 2022, 46.7% of adults used telehealth in the past year — slightly less than the 49% in 2021, but still nearly quadruple the roughly 12% who used telehealth in 2018 before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UCLA CHPR study. Despite the continued popularity of telehealth, researchers discovered wide disparities in use among subpopulation groups in California.
Multiracial Black adults in California are more likely to need mental health services than monoracial Black adults, according to a research study by UCLA CHPR. In five years of surveys, approximately 18% to 21% of multiracial Black adults reported having experienced serious psychological distress over the last year — nearly double the 11% for monoracial Black adults.
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