Data on uninsured CA residents with asthma symptoms

“Suggested Citation: Mendez-Luck CA, Yu H, Meng YY, Jhawar M, Wallace SP. 2005. Health Status of the Uninsured: Opportunities for Improvement. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, Center for Health Policy Research. The policy report brief included findings on data from multiple sources: 1.) The Calfornia Health Interview Survey (CHIS), 2001 2.) Current Population Surveys, 2000-2002 3.) 2000 United States Census 4.) California Department of Finance population projections for 2002 5.) Files of California legislative districts from the California State Senate Office of Demographics The authors used a small-area statistical methodology to calculate estimated midpoints”” (arithmetic mean, or average) of 95% confidence intevals from the data sources. The key reported findings related to asthma (for all ages, the percent and numbers of uninsured California residents with asthma symptoms) were: 1.) Overall in California, 7% and 469000; 2.) Across the 80 California Assembly legislative districts, the range of the average of the 95% confidence intervals was 3-14%; 3.) Across the 40 California Senate legislative districts, the range of the average of the 95% confidence intervals was 4-12%; 4.) Across the 53 Federal Congressional legislative districts, the range of the average of the 95% confidence intervals was 4-12%; and, 5.) Across the 58 California counties, the range of the average of the 95% confidence intervals was 4-17%. (NOTE: within Los Angeles County (6%), the range of values across service planning areas was 5-17%.) For more information and the data tables, please click on the link below.”””

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