What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults in the HMO, ages 18 to 74, had their body mass index (BMI) checked using their height and weight, when they had a doctor visit during the past year?

Why Is It Important?

Two of every three adults is overweight in the U.S. Obesity is the most common lifelong health problem -- it can lead to many physical and social problems including depression, eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease and early death. Being overweight or obese is preventable and can be treated. A BMI is a first step in checking body fat and can be used as a starting point to help with food choices and eating and physical activity habits.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Checking if Weight Could Cause Health Problems 2012 Edition

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Checking if Weight Could Cause Health Problems

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 97%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 94%
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Western Health Advantage 68%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 60%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 55%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 45%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 41%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 40%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 73%*