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How does California compare with the rest of the United States?

September 15, 1997|SHARI ROAN

Full-time workers 65 and younger without health insurance

California: 20.1%

U.S.: 15.9%

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Adult smokers

California: 18.4%

U.S.: 22.5%

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AIDS cases reported per 100,000 population

California: 35.2

U.S.: 27.8

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New cancer cases per 100,000 population

California: 382.6

U.S.: 510.8

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Heart disease deaths per 100,000 population

California: 221.7

U.S.: 288.4

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People 65 and older with diabetes

California: 10.9%

U.S.: 11.4%

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Violent crimes reported per 100,000 population

California: 1,013.0

U.S.: 716.0

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Hospital admissions per 1,000 population in 1994

California: 101.6

U.S.: 127.1

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Emergency-unit visits per 1,000 population in 1994

California: 253.3

U.S.: 368.3

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low birth-weight babies

For whites

California: 5.4

U.S.: 6.0

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low birth-weight babies

For blacks

California: 12.6

U.S.: 13.3

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Elderly with private health insurance

California: 56.1%

U.S.: 68.0%

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Enrollment in HMOs

California: 40.3%

U.S.: 22.0%

Source: American Assn. of Retired Persons Public Policy Institute, "Reforming the Health Care System: State Profiles 1996."

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