County residents, on average, are insured at greater rates than Californians as a whole. Since healthcare reform in 2012, over 35,000 County residents have gained coverage through Covered California or Medi-Cal expansion.
Trended local data not available, however, Santa Cruz County overweight and obesity rates, in general, track closely to the rates in California and the United States, though a substantial ethnic disparity extists between white adults (20.7%) and Hispanic adults
Percentage of Santa Cruz County 5th, 7th, and 9th Graders Not in the "Healthy Fitness Zone"
Includes both overweight and underweight children. About 3-5% of children are typically underweight.
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