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Stats of the State of Louisiana

Louisiana Birth Data 2016
Louisiana Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 52.0 2nd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 37.5 2nd 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 12.6 2nd 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 30.6 6th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 10.6 2nd 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

LA Leading Causes of Death, 2016
LA Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 10,943 213.1 5th 165.5
2. Cancer 9,149 171.9 10th 155.8
3. Accidents 2,710 57.4 14th 47.4
4. Stroke 2,322 46.0 3rd (tie) 37.3
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,221 43.0 27th 40.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,195 45.0 3rd (tie) 30.3
7. Diabetes 1,324 25.5 7th 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 1,153 22.6 2nd 13.1
9. Septicemia 987 19.1 1st 10.7
10. Flu/Pneumonia 720 14.3 30th (tie) 13.5

 

Louisiana Mortality Data
Louisiana Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 987 21.3 38,658 11.8
Homicide 648 14.3 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 996 21.8 63,632 19.8

 

Other Louisiana Data
Other Louisiana Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 8.0 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 13.1 9.0††
Marriage Rate 6.1 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.0 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Louisiana Birth Data 2015
Louisiana Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 52.9 2nd 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 37.5 2nd 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 12.3 2nd 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 34.1 6th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 10.6 2nd 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

LA Leading Causes of Death, 2015
LA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 10,665 212.1 5th 168.5
2. Cancer 9,397 180.2 7th 158.5
3. Accidents 2,578 54.7 12th 43.2
4. Stroke 2,280 46.0 5th (tie) 37.6
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,178 43.2 27th 41.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,018 42.5 5th 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,199 23.5 17th 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 1,160 23.2 1st 13.4
9. Septicemia 991 19.7 2nd 11.0
10. Flu/Pneumonia 753 15.3 30th (tie) 15.2

 

Louisiana Mortality Data
Louisiana Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 952 20.4 36,252 11.0
Homicide 569 12.4 17.793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 861 19.0 52,404 16.3

 

Other Louisiana Data
Other Louisiana Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

9.7

13.1

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.8 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.8 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Louisiana Birth Data 2014
Louisiana Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 52.7 2nd 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 38.3 1st 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 12.3 2nd 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 35.8 7th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 10.5 2nd 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

LA Leading Causes of Death, 2014
LA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 10,647 216.3 5th 167.0
2.  Cancer 9,455 186.1 4th 161.2
3.  Accidents 2,344 49.8 12th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,237 45.5 23rd 40.5
5.  Stroke 2,230 45.6 4th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,670 36.0 6th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,238 24.8 7th 20.9
8.  Kidney Disease 1,217 24.9 1st 13.2
9.  Septicemia 960 19.4 2nd 10.7
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 854 17.5 14th 15.1

 

Louisiana Mortality Data
Louisiana Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 896 19.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 538 11.7 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 777 16.9 47,055 14.7

 

Other Louisiana Data
Other Louisiana Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 12.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.9 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.3 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

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