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State Summary: Louisiana, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Louisiana
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of well-woman visits
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
Challenges
  • Low percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • High percentage of household smoke
  • High prevalence of overweight or obesity in children
Highlights
  • Louisiana has room for improvement in all areas, ranking 49th in women's health, and 45th in both infants' and children's health.
  • On measures of community & environment, it ranks in the bottom 10 in most measures except lifetime intimate partner violence (15th), infant child care cost (1st), and adverse childhood experiences (36th).
  • Louisiana ranks 49th in child mortality, 45th in maternal mortality, 48th in infant mortality, 43rd in neonatal mortality, and 49th in both preterm birth and low birthweight.
  • The state has a low prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy (6.2%) and a high percentage of well-woman visits (72.1%) and well-baby visits (93.0%).
  • In Louisiana, 22.6% of women are uninsured and only 14% of publicly-funded women’s health services needs are met.
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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