The percent of California public school children who met state fitness standards remained roughly constant between 2011 and 2015.
Author: California Health Report
Between 2001 and 2014, the number of California teens and preteens who had gone more than a year without a health exam decreased by nearly half.
The infant mortality rate has consistently decreased in California in the last two decades, but a handful of counties in the state have rates that remain higher than average.
Mendocino and Fresno counties had infant mortality rates that were nearly twice the statewide average in 2013-15, the latest years for which data is available.
Since at least 2009, disparities have existed in rates of sexually transmitted diseases across the California.
African American young people ages 10 to 19 had the highest rates of chlamydia between 2009 and 2015, according to data from the California Department of Public Health posted by Kidsdata.
The number of children with lead poisoning in California declined steadily between 2007 and 2013, a sign that state reforms and prevention efforts may be working.
By one measure—ozone levels—air quality has improved statewide since 1980, but pockets of California continue to experience poor air quality.
In the last 15 years, the number of children enrolled in California’s low-income health program has steadily grown. Hospital discharge data for children illustrates this trend, according to a report released earlier this month by Kidsdata using figures from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.