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State Summary: Louisiana, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Small disparity in health status by education level
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level decreased 17% from 26.5% to 22.0%.
  • In the past 5 years, children in poverty increased 73% from 19.5% to 33.7% of children.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 16% from 87.5 to 73.3 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 5 years, public health funding decreased 33% from $95 to $64 per person.
  • In the past 20 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 26% from 414.4 to 306.3 per 100,000 population.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.

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