Young children, birth-5, who were read to everyday by an adult in California

Change Indicator

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions:

Data should be interpreted with caution due to statistically unstable data. Children Now pooled four years of data for each reported year. Numbers and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. All data points should be considered statistically unstable (due to small sample sizes) except for the following:

Report year 2012 - 2015: California categories: Total, Latino, White, and Asian. Colusa categories: Total and Latino. Fresno category: Latino. Glenn categories: Total and Latino. Kings category: Latino. Los Angeles categories: Total, Latino, and Asian. Marin category: Total. Monterey category: Total. Orange category: Total. Riverside categories: Total and Latino. San Bernardino categories: Total, Latino, and White. San Diego categories: Total and Latino. San Joaquin category: Total. Santa Clara category: Total. Sonoma categories: Total and Latino. Stanislaus category: Total. Tehama categories: Total and Latino. Ventura category: Total. Yuba category: Latino.

Report year 2016 - 2019: California categories: Total, Latino, White, Asian, and Other. Kern category: Latino. Los Angeles categories: Total and Latino. Riverside categories: Total and Latino. San Bernardino categories: Total and Latino. San Diego categories: Total and Latino. Stanislaus category: Total. Sutter category: Latino.

The Asian category includes Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. The Other category includes American-Indian/Alaska Native and Two or More Races.

Data Source:

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (n.d.). California Health Interview Survey. Retrieved August 2020 from https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/Pages/AskCHIS.aspx

For more information on this indicator’s methodology, please contact the California Health Interview Survey: http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis/design/Pages/methodology.aspx

Footnotes:

Asterisks*

An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.

NA (Not Available)

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.