County Health Status Profiles 
2017

                                       Measuring Progress Toward A Healthier California   

County Health Status Profiles contains county data for selected health indicators as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics and modified by the California Department of Public Health in collaboration with the California Conference of Local Health Officers. Highlights are below, and the full report is available for download.

Highlights

Infant Mortality

The statewide infant mortality rate is lower than the nation’s and has reached a record low.

Incidence of AIDS 

The statewide incidence of AIDS has declined 28 percent from 2010-2012 to 2013-15. 

Births to Adolescent Mothers, 15 to 19 years old 

The rate of teen births in California has been steadily declining . The California rate for the current 3 year period is 27% lower than the previous 3 year period.

Incidence of Gonorrhea 



The rate of gonorrhea has risen sharply, particularly for males.


The improvements are encouraging and show how far we’ve come. Despite the achievements, it’s important to remember there are areas, especially in chronic conditions, where we have opportunities to do better. We also need to ensure that all communities show improvement so we can truly make California the healthiest state in the nation.

—Dr. Karen Smith, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer