Louisiana

Louisiana

Overall Rank: 48

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LA All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High immunization coverage among teens
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

Challenges

  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Highlights

  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased by 15 percent from 31.0 percent to 26.5 percent of children.
  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity decreased by 10 percent from 33.8 percent to 30.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past 20 years, low birthweight increased by 15 percent from 9.4 percent to 10.8 percent of births. Louisiana ranks 49th for low birthweight infants.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 25 percent from 17.1 to 12.9 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 32 percent from 11.8 to 8.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. Louisiana now ranks 47th in infant mortality among states.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 26 9.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 48 -0.53 view View Actions
All Outcomes 44 -0.273 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 21 16.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 47 217.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 46 307.5 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 44 26.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 47 597.9 view View Actions
Dentists 39 49.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 45 11.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 16 26.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 27 12.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 46 72 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 11 72.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 31 69.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 47 8.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 48 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 39 16.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 49 10.8 view View Actions
Obesity 45 33.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 47 8.2 view View Actions
Overall 48 -0.803 view View Actions
Pertussis 1 1.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 45 30.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 43 4.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 38 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 45 9625 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 48 80.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 20 123.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 27 69.01 view View Actions
Salmonella 47 33.7 view View Actions
Smoking 44 23.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 44 496.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 26 76.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 48 56.1 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 22 17.7 view View Actions
Fruits 44 1.18 view View Actions
Heart Attack 41 5.3 view View Actions
Heart Disease 40 5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 47 39.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 41 40.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 47 44.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 48 0.491 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 34 37 view View Actions
Median Household Income 39622 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 13.5 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 29 41204 view View Actions
Physical Activity 46 67.8 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 49 15.3 view View Actions
Stroke 45 4 view View Actions
Suicide 12 12.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 44 43.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 23 12.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 15 6.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 49 1.64 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 12.1 view View Actions

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