Louisiana

Louisiana

Overall Rank: 48

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

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

Challenges

  • High prevalences of physical inactivity, obesity, & diabetes
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High infant mortality rate & high prevalence of low birthweight

Highlights

  • Obesity remains high at 34.7 percent of the adult population, with more than 1.2 million obese adults in Louisiana. Also, over 1.0 million adults are physically inactive.
  • In the past year, the rate of drug deaths decreased from 17.1 to 13.7 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • The high school graduation rate increased this year for the fourth consecutive year from 59.5 percent in 2009 to 68.6 percent of ninth graders who graduate within 4 years.
  • In the past year, violent crime decreased by 12 percent from 555 to 497 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • For the third consecutive year, the percent of children in poverty exceeds 30 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • After 4 years of increases, public health funding declined in the past year to $87 per person.

Disparities

  • In Louisiana, 47.3 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 23.4 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 23.9 percent.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 28 9.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 49 -0.611 view View Actions
All Outcomes 44 -0.233 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 22 16.5 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 48 219.2 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 46 318.5 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 50 31 view View Actions
Chlamydia 45 697.4 view View Actions
Dentists 39 49.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 48 12.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 6 24 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 30 13.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 46 68.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 6 73.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 25 68.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 48 8.18 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 48 0.861 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 46 19.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 49 10.9 view View Actions
Obesity 50 34.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 43 7.6 view View Actions
Overall 48 -0.844 view View Actions
Pertussis 1 0.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 47 29.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 35 4.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 40 4.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 46 9806 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 48 87.5 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 20 120.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 19 87.16 view View Actions
Salmonella 48 31.8 view View Actions
Smoking 46 24.8 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 27 74.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 48 56.1 view View Actions
Fruits 49 0.71 view View Actions
Health Status 45 45.6 view View Actions
Heart Attack 33 4.82 view View Actions
Heart Disease 34 4.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 47 38.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 31 38.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 47 0.4859 view View Actions
Low Health Status 45 22.50 view View Actions
Median Household Income 48 39085 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 16.1 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 29 39413 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 49 15.6 view View Actions
Stroke 45 3.97 view View Actions
Suicide 18 12.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 45 45.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 13 11.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 19 7.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 50 0.65 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 21.8 view View Actions