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State Summary: Louisiana, 2017 Annual Report
Louisiana
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High Tdap immunization coverage among adolescents
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
Highlights
  • In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 45% from 20.3% to 11.1% of the population
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 37% from 12.9 to 17.7 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 29% from 92.1 to 65.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past four years, premature death increased 2% from 9,806 to 10,003 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 36% from 12.2 to 7.8 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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