Articles Tagged With ‘Statistics’

SLO County ranked third least affordable place to live

San Luis Obispo County is ranked third on the list when it comes to being the least affordable small market place to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo makes the top ten most bike accident list

San Luis Obispo made the top 10 list for California cities with the most bicyclists’ accidents per 1,000 residents with 52 persons killed or injured in 2011, according to the Office of Traffic Safety’s most recent statistics. When compared to... (Continue reading)

California poverty rate highest in nation, report says

Nearly a quarter of Californians live in poverty, according to a Census Bureau calculation that includes cost of living. [SacramentoBee] California’s official poverty rate is 16.5 percent, which is above the national average, but not one of the highest in... (Continue reading)

Lowest rainfall in 143 years

Droopy trees, smelly lakes and wilted flowers blanket San Luis Obispo County as a result of the lowest rainfall experienced in 143 years. The county is slipping further into drought with 3.5 inches of rainfall between January and October marking... (Continue reading)

SLO County truancy rate second highest in state

San Luis Obispo County elementary schools had the second highest truancy rate in the state during the 2011-2012 school year, according to a report released Monday by California Attorney General Kamala Harris. More than 30 percent of San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Low-level pot arrests down

Misdemeanor marijuana arrests in California have fallen sharply during the last five years after lawmakers decided that possession of a small amount of the weed would be considered an infraction. (Sacramento Bee) In 2007, more than 133,000 Californians were arrested... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: State ranking system flawed

By ALEX HARRISON MD I am a proponent of public reporting and transparency in medicine but sometimes statistics and rankings can be misleading. This is the case with Dr Freyaldenhoven and his ranking as one of the bottom five cardiac... (Continue reading)

French Hospital has high heart surgery death rates

A state report ranks San Luis Obispo’s French Hospital Medical Center — and a doctor who performs surgeries there — as having some of the highest adjusted mortality rates for heart bypass surgery patients in the state, according to a... (Continue reading)

Death rates dive in California

A state agency has concluded that Californians are healthier and dying at a slower rate than people in other states. The bad news is that fatalities in the Golden State due to Alzheimer’s, chronic liver disease, and suicide are up.... (Continue reading)

APCD skews report on Nipomo Mesa air quality

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A member of the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board discovered last week that district staff used incomplete data sets to compile a report which inaccurately portrays escalating pollution levels on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)