Report: Many Californians Have Chronic Diseases
More than one-third of California adults and about one-sixth of the state's children have chronic health conditions, which are the leading cause of death and disability, as well as a large factor behind health care costs, according to a new report prepared by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research for the California HealthCare Foundation. CHCF is the publisher of California Healthline. The report, which uses data from 2007, found that half of residents in the Tehama-Glenn-Colusa county area have a chronic disease, while incidence is lowest in Marin County.
- "Chronic Disease Found Common Among California Adults, Kids" (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 3/18).