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Louisiana Public Health Jobs, Careers & Salary Outlook

This page provides you with a complete overview of the public health field in the state of Louisiana. Here you will find statistics on salaries, careers, best cities to work, public health department information, and Louisiana public health issues and statistics.

State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-9500 / 855-229-6848
Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/

Louisiana Public Health Highlights

  • 2013 Census Population: 4,601,893
  • 2013 People in Poverty: 20.4%
  • 2013 People Uninsured: 20.8%
  • 2013 People Kids Uninsured: 11.6%

Louisiana Public Health Worker Shortage Areas

  • Nursing Shortage Estimate 2013: 100
  • Primary Care Shortage 2013: 118
  • Mental Health Worker Shortage 2013: 106
  • Dentist Shortage 2013: 100

More Public Health Facts About Louisiana

  • AIDS cases as of 2013: 21,381
  • Tobacco Use 2013: 25.7%
  • TB Cases 2013: 167
  • % of Low Birthweight Babies: 10.9%
  • % of Obese Adults 2013: 34.7% (+/- 1.6)
  • % of Diabetic Adults 2013: 12.3% (+/- 1.0)
  • % Physically Inactive 2013: 29.9% (+/- 1.5)
  • % with Hypertension 2013: 38.3%

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Additional Public Health Facts for Louisiana

F AS IN FAT INDICATORS
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 34.7% (+/- 1.6)
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 12.3% (+/- 1.0)
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 29.9% (+/- 1.5)
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 38.3%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) 16.1%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 21.1%
POPULATION FACTS
2012 Census Population Estimates 4,601,893
% Poverty (2011) 20.4%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 20.8%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 11.6%
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