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State Summary: Louisiana, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Louisiana
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of well-baby visits
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of low birthweight births
  • High child mortality rate
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of uninsured women ages 18-44 decreased 34% from 22.6% to 15.0%
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality increased 28% from 35.0 to 44.8 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 11% from 8.4 to 7.5 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 7% from 7.4% to 6.9% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 7% from 9.7 to 10.4 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, immunizations among children ages 19-35 months decreased 9% from 73.2% to 66.8%
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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