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State Summary: Louisiana, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Louisiana
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of illicit drug use among youth
  • High prevalence of ADD/ADHD treatment
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
Challenges
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Low percentage of female college graduates
  • Low prevalence of food sufficiency among children
Highlights
  • Teen births decreased 35% from 39.3 to 25.7 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19 between 2013 and 2020.
  • Women who avoided care due to cost decreased 24% from 21.9% to 16.7% of women ages 18-44 between 2016-2017 and 2019-2020.
  • Depression increased 20% from 27.9% to 33.4% of women ages 18-44 between 2017-2018 and 2019-2020.
  • Cervical cancer screening decreased 10% from 85.9% to 77.6% of women ages 21-44 between 2014 and 2020.
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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