Key Health Data About Louisiana

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 4,625,470
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 21.1%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 18.3%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 8.3%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 22,104
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 100,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 11.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 24,930
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 597.9
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 54
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 67.7%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 63.8%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 7.4
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 24.8%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 149
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 138
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) 23.9
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 31.5%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 7.6
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 10.8%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 15.3%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 21.8
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 4.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 118
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 107
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 102
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 100
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 4,601,893
% Poverty (2011) 3 20.4%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 3 20.8%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 7 11.6%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 11 21,381
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 24 100,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 43 11.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 25 23,480
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 4 697.4
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 3 335
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 18 69.1%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 50 70.2%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 2 9.9
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 6 25.7%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 16 167
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 15 135
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 23.9%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 36 23.5%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 3 8.7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 2 10.9%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 2 15.6%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 21.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 118
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 106
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 100
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 1 34.7%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 3 12.3%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 4 29.9%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 4 38.3%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 16.1%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 4 21.1%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,574,836
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 7 20%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 20 9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 12 20,521
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 24 100,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 43 11.6%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 25 22,780
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 4 649
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 15 10
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 8 64.3%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 2 12.2
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 7 22.1%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 15 200
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 17 67.4%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 15 134
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 22.4%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 23 31
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 4 9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 2 11
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 3 15%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 17.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 126
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 101
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 98
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 4 11.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 4 38.3%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 2 33.4%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 4 33.8%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 4 9.6%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 2 8.2%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 16.1%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 7 35.9%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 23.8%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 11.7%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,533,372
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 17 16%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 26 8.4%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 11 20,184
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 23 83,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 47 10.9%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 26 20,950
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 4 626.4
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 13 20
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 2 16.8
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 11 21.7%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 16 194
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 24 67.2%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 15 135
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 22.4%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 47 23.1
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 4 9.2
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 2 11.20
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 2 16.6%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 17.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 16 126
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 12 91
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 21 89
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 48 100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 5 31.6%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 4 32.5%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 4 10.7%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 8 29.5%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 5 7.8%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 6 18.9%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 14.7%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 2 13.9%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 7 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 4 20.7%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,410,796
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 5 19%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 11 13%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 11 17,612
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 23 83,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 47 11%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 21 23,360
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 8 452
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 11 36
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 2 12
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 11 23%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 19 218
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 15 128
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 23 23.0
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 3 10
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 3 11.3
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 3 16%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 15 120
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 13 62
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 19 80
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 48 100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 5 31.2%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 4 32.5%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 5 10.6%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 7 29.5%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 5 2%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 7 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 2 7%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 14.7%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 7 2%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 7 $305
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 4 20.7%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 14 $49.70
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $225,294,657
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $5,168,389
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 20 $23.6
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $145,622,675
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 11 $31.6
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $70,778,560
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 39 $15.4
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 20 $23.58
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $343,969
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $415,763
Cancer $3,786,793
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $1,574,265
Diabetes $133,148
Environmental Health $1,269,927
Heart Disease $519,650
HIV/AIDS $10,105,178
Vaccine for Children $67,213,177
Injury Prevention and Control $608,683
Nutrition / Physical Activity $586,208
Occupational Safety & Health $175,417
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $94,312
School Health $153,188
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $8,735,663
Tuberculosis $1,283,459
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $502,809
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,205,415
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,999,683
Tobacco $996,729
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $3,506,072
Section 317 Immunization Program $1,655,487
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $3,506,072
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $249,582
CTGs $500,000
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $763,822
Environmental Public Health Tracking $678,510
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $398,630
HAIs $47,553
Immunization Programs $0
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $764,400
Public Health Prevention Research $0
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $0
Tobacco $103,575
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $1,655,487
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $50,323,441
Health Professions $13,921,809
Maternal & Child Health $27,583,014
HIV/AIDS $49,685,379
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $145,622,675
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $31.6
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 15 $47.19
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $213,948,047
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $5,589,694
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 14 $25.64
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $430,625
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $116,220,724
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $336,730
CDC--Cancer $3,106,202
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,743,986
CDC--Diabetes $250,883
CDC--Environmental Health $2,589,322
CDC--Heart Disease $541,671
CDC--HIV/AIDS $11,360,527
CDC--Infectious Diseases $485,910
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $325,168
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $727,039
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $292,578
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $181,000
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,899,747
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,219,458
CDC--School Health $196,958
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $914,988
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,543,163
CDC--Tobacco $1,101,612
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,336,924
CDC--Vaccine for Children $72,380,764
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 15 $26.13
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $47,055,687
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $118,437,298
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $19,300,877
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $31,612,932
HRSA Health Professions Grants $20,467,802
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 3 17.1%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 19 $42.80
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $192,282,755
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $5,188,408
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 11 $25.62
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $115,085,251
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $433,918
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $150,000
CDC--Cancer $2,627,113
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,374,325
CDC--Diabetes $202,000
CDC--Environmental Health $2,006,447
CDC--Heart Disease $568,628
CDC--HIV/AIDS $11,526,913
CDC--Infectious Diseases $685,347
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $2,932,661
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $736,631
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $129,999
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $162,010
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,797,953
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,167,770
CDC--School Health $259,262
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $648,773
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,757,689
CDC--Tobacco $1,101,612
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,296,990
CDC--Vaccine for Children $73,519,210
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 16 $30.34
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $136,295,005
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $46,317,813
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $17,657,913
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $54,007,869
HRSA Health Professions Grants $10,344,607
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 3 17.1%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 17 $48
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $206,987,822
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $5,696,194
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 16 $21
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $383,001
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $93,735,053
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $407,050
CDC--Cancer $2,376,484
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,315,403
CDC--Diabetes $105,483
CDC--Environmental Health $716,115
CDC--Heart Disease $293,628
CDC--HIV/AIDS $11,100,991
CDC--Infectious Diseases $887,517
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $596,852
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $733,017
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $157,878
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,797,953
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,415,739
CDC--School Health $283,883
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,490,819
CDC--Tobacco $907,923
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,296,991
CDC--Vaccine for Children $57,255,436
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 13 $24.15
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $44,083,719
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $103,663,693
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $17,880,295
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $28,271,136
HRSA Health Professions Grants $6,536,303
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 3 17%