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State Summary: Louisiana, 2016 Annual Report
Louisiana
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High meningococcal immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High infant mortality rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 27% from 33.7% to 24.7% of children.
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among males ages 13 to 17 years increased 42% from 21.5% to 30.5%.
  • In the past four years, public health funding decreased 28% from $102 to $73 per person.
  • In the past eight years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 40% from 111.9 to 67.5 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, diabetes increased 12% from 11.3% to 12.7% of adults.
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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The 2012–2016 data in the above graphs are not directly comparable with prior years. See Methodology for additional information.

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