UC Irvine published a study in 2012 that showed women in Orange County suffer comparatively high rates of domestic violence, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and teen pregnancy. The study surveyed women, of which 26.3 percent stated they had been the victim of some type of physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner.
UC Irvine has published other studies on domestic violence in Orange County identifying white unemployed women as the group suffering the highest rate of violence per person. The study linked the economic impact of these tragic occurrences as being, not only harmful to the victims of these crimes, but to the county as a whole.
The story is summarized here the Orange County Register: www.ocregister.com/articles/women-354321-county-health.html
For more information on the Orange County Women’s Health Project visit: ocwomenshealth.org