Service Area Reports 2011
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has prepared reports profiling the adult Health Plan membership aged 20 and over in the Northern California region. These reports are based on self-reported data collected through mailed surveys of random samples of adult Health Plan members from 19 medical center service populations during spring 2011.
Please note that the service area reports now reflect the reorganization that was implemented in the Northern California region in 2012. A comparison of the old service areas with the new service areas is offered in the table below:
Each area report consists of sets of tables, which provide information about the adult service population’s:
- Sociodemographic and health characteristics, including:
- Overall health status and rates of selected health problems
- Health-related behaviors
- Psychosocial risks
- For seniors: functional health status
- Access to Internet, email, mobile phone, and text messaging
- Modality preferences for receiving health information and health education regarding their health
These statistics are provided for men and women in four age groups (20-44 years, 45-64 years, 65 years and over, and 20 years and over). Technical issues such as the survey methodology, response rate, sample size, and weighting of respondent data are discussed at the beginning of each report. Recommended ways to cite the source of Member Health Survey data can be found at the end of the introductory text for each report.