Definition: Estimated percentage of women with a live birth for whom before age 14 it was somewhat or very often hard for their families to pay for basic needs like food or housing (e.g., for an estimated 21.3% of California women with a live birth in 2013-2014, it was somewhat or very often hard for the families in which they grew up to pay for basic needs like food or housing).
Data Source: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, & University of California, San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health, Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: MIHA is an annual population-based survey of California resident women with a live birth in the calendar year. Percentages are weighted to represent all women with a live birth in California and counties during the time period. Refer to the MIHA technical notes for information on weighting methods. N/A means that data are not available.