Many factors can impact San Joaquin County’s health, includes air quality, disease and mortality rates, disability, and more. We track these factors to help increase quality of life and longevity for the San Joaquin County residents. This life expectancy graph compares cities and regions within San Joaquin County. Stockton's average life expectancy (78.6 years metro area) lags behind those of Lodi (79.5 years) Tracy (79.7) and California (81.2) as a whole. Graph data comes from healthiersanjoaquin.org and the San Joaquin County 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, rates of persons under 65 with disabilities is comparable to the number of persons without health insurance. Unfortunately, the number of people in San Joaquin County under 65 without health insurance exceeds state and national levels. This graph illustrates the county’s numbers compared to California and the U.S.
Health and Wellness Factors
The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan is SJCOG’s first RTP to track Health and Wellness factors. SJCOG’s sophisticated scenario planning indicators for 2035 take into account regional land uses' effects on public health to predict weekly total walking minutes, daily biking minutes, daily total physical activity, average BMI, and general poor health (from the California Health Interview Survey) in the future of San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County Obesity Rates
The green chart shows that San Joaquin County’s obesity rate exceeds that of California by nearly 7%, while childhood obesity rate is lower than California’s. The other graph shows the comparison of overweight adults and children in California versus San Joaquin County. (Source: 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment)