The following are a few resources we’ve recently added to our Statistical/Data Resources web page found at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/stats.html
California Tobacco Survey
The California Department Public Health conducts interviews approximately every three years on cigarette smoking behavior, attitudes towards smoking, media exposure to smoking, and use of tobacco products other than cigarettes, from adults and teenagers living in California. The first survey was done in 1990-1991 and the latest in 2005. A Teen Longitudinal Survey was conducted from 1993-1999, with the 1993 survey providing base-line numbers. This web site has links to the public-use data and the final reports accompanying these surveys.
These California county and regional statistics, compiled by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, are from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Here you can find statistics on health issues such as health insurance, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, smoking and dental care broken down by the age categories child, adolescent, adult and senior.
Office of Minority Health Data/Statistics
The task of the Office of Minority Health is to eliminate health disparities through development of health policies and programs. This Office, housed under the US Department of Health and Human Services, advises the Secritary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health program activities on Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos,
Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Here you can find statistical data on rates of asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease in these minority populations. Each minority group has a page with a brief overview and links.