To examine the health status of Califomians using a set of 18 health status indicators (HSls) corresponding to goals set forth in Healthy People 2000 and to develop a health status profile for use in research and surveillance, policy development, program planning, and program evaluation.
Federal, state, and county data were used to evaluate Califomia's performance on 18 indicators of health status related to mortality, disease incidence, and health risks.
By 1994, Califomia had achieved Year 2000 objectives associated with seven HSls and significant declines in mortality associated with two other HSls.
Nationally, Califomia was ranked among the states with the lowest rates for infant mortality, lung cancer, female breast cancer, and syphilis but among states with the highest rates for homicide, AIDS, measles, tuberculosis, late prenatal care, childhood poverty, and poor air quality.
Califomia's experience may provide a useful model for other state and local health agencies monitoring the health status of populations using HSls associated with Year 2000 objectives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Indicateur, Mortalité, Morbidité, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Modèle, Méthodologie, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Indicator, Mortality, Morbidity, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Models, Methodology, Human, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0031627
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.