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State Summary: Louisiana, 2018 Annual Report
Louisiana
2018 Annual Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2018, 2018 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent females
  • Higher rate of mental health providers
Challenges
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
Highlights
  • In the past two years, smoking increased 5% from 21.9% to 23.1% of adults
  • In the past five years, high school graduation increased 11% from 71.0% to 78.6% of students
  • In the past five years, children in poverty did not change and remains at 28.0% of children ages 0 to 17
  • In the past five years, percentage uninsured decreased 52% from 19.6% to 9.4% of population
  • In the past two years, primary care physicians increased 9% from 125.7 to 136.4 per 100,000 population
  • In the past three years, cardiovascular deaths increased 4% from 306.3 to 320.0 deaths per 100,000 population
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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