Maternal, Child & Parish Health Profiles
 
Adolescent Health Avoyelles  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 41,481
% White 75.1 63.9 68.5
% Black 12.3 32.5 29.5
% Other 12.5 3.6 2.0
Children and Adolescents by Age, Both Sexes
0-3 years 15,143,217 251,413 2,267
4-5 Years 7,882,947 129,132 1,174
6-11 Years 25,041,785 410,027 3,708
12-14 Years 12,205,286 212,024 1,882
15-19 Years 19,911,052 360,945 3,228
Females by Age
Under 15 52,222 490,877 4,435
15 - 19 19,601 178,932 1,502
20 - 24 20,482 167,174 1,289
25 - 29 19,206 148,590 1,320
30 - 34 17,394 154,058 1,459
35 - 39 19,141 181,627 1,675
40 and over 108,947 987,866 9,423
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000, Sample File 3 (SF3), Tables: P6. Race and P8. Sex by Age,
http://factfinder.census.gov <keyword: data sets>.
BIRTHS      
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
2002 4,021,726 64,755 626
2001 4,025,933 65,193 605
2000 4,058,814 67,843 632
1999 3,959,417 67,034 617
1998 3,941,553 66,773 573
2002 Birth Rates by Race (rate/1,000 population)
All Races 13.9 14.5 15.1
White 13.5 12.8 13.4
Black 15.7 18.3 18.6
Other 13.4 9.6 18.9
Source: DHH/OPH, Louisiana Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Data Tables, Table 1-A
National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol 52, No. 10, Dec 17, 2003. Births Final Data for 2002, Table 1
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/nvsr.htm
BIRTHS TO TEENAGERS      
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Percent of Total Births Born to Mothers 15 - 19 Years of Age
2002 10.6 15.5 20.4
2001 11.1 15.8 21.3
2000 11.6 16.6 22.5
1999 12.2 17.1 19.4
1998 12.3 18.0 18.2
Source: DHH/OPH, Louisiana Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Data Tables, Table 1-A
National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol 52, No. 10, Dec 17, 2003. Births Final Data for 2002, Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/nvsr/nvsr.htm
INFANT MORTALITY (rates per 1,000 live births)  
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Infant Mortality Rates
2002 7.0 10.2 9.6
2001 6.8 9.8 3.3
2000 6.9 8.9 12.7
1999 7.1 9.2 8.1
1998 7.2 9.1 14.0
Infant Mortality Rates by Race, 1998 20021
All races 7.0 9.4 9.5
White 5.8 6.2 4.7
Black 14.4 14.1 18.2
Other not available 5.9 0.0
1U.S. rates by race are for the year 2002 only.
Source: DHH/OPH, Louisiana Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Data Tables, Tables: 30-A & 31-A
National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2004 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans,
Hyattsville, Maryland, 2004, Table 32
ADEQUATE PRENATAL CARE (modified Kessner Index)  
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Percent of all Mothers Receiving Adequate Prenatal Care
2002 76.2 78.9 76.7
2001 76.0 77.8 76.3
2000 76.0 78.0 71.3
1999 76.3 77.5 71.8
1998 76.0 76.9 69.7
Percent Receiving Adequate Prenatal Care by Race, 2002
% White 78.3 86.3 85.0
% Black 66.4 68.7 62.2
% Other not available 79.8 81.3
Source: DHH/OPH, Louisiana Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Data Tables, Table 10-A
United Health Foundation America's Health: State Health Rankings, 2004
http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org
BIRTH WEIGHT, 2000 2002      
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Low Birth Weight by Race, (less than 2,500 grams or 5 lbs., 8 oz.)
% All races 7.7 10.5 10.6
% White 6.7 7.6 6.6
% Black 13.1 14.6 17.9
% Other 7.7 8.2 8.3
Very Low Birth Weight by Race, (less than 1,500 grams or 3 lbs., 4 oz.)
% All races 1.4 2.2 2.1
% White 1.2 1.3 1.1
% Black 3.1 3.6 3.8
% Other 0.8 1.4 2.1
Source: DHH/OPH, Louisiana Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Data Tables, Table 10-A
National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 52, No. 19, May 10, 2004: Trends in Characteristics of Births by State: 2002, Table 2
NUTRITION & GROWTH INDICATORS    
Pediatric & Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS), 2001-20032,3
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Ever Breastfed
# Children Included in Analysis 1,745,538 577,904 11,557
% Ever Breastfed 53.2 19.7 13.1
Breastfed for at LeaSt6 Months
# Children Included in Analysis 2,283,535 5,956,455 121,250
% breastfed at leaSt6 months 21.5 1.1 0.8
Breastfed for at Least 12 Months
# Children Included in Analysis 3,708,978 12,442,000 232,000
% breastfed at leaSt12 months 13.6 0.5 0.4
Weight, Children 2 to under 5 Years4
% At Risk for Overweight 15.7 14.9 17.5
% Overweight 14.7 13 16.5
% Underweight 5.2 12.8 3.1
Anemia, Children 2 to under 5 Years5
% With Iron-deficiency Anemia 12.8 14.7 13.7
*Percentages are not calculated if <100 records included in analysis
2PedNSS is a program-based surveillance system that monitors the nutritional status of low-income infants,
children, and women in federally funded maternal and child health programs.
3U.S. data for 2003 only
4Based on the CDC growth chart percentiles for weight -for-length for children under 2 years of age and
BMI-for-age for children 2 years to under 5.
5Based on the 1998 CDC MMWR "Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the United States"
Source: PedNSS, Table 7B 2001-2003 http://www.cdc.gov/pednss
ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & OTHER DRUG USE (ATOD)  
Communities that Care Survey (CTC) grades 6, 8, 10 & 12 combined6
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Percent of Students Reporting ATOD Used in Lifetime
1998
Alcohol Survey not conducted throughout United States 56 63
Cigarettes 49 56
Chewing Tobacco 19 24
Marijuana 22 17
Inhalants 14 13
Hallucinogens 5 3
Cocaine 3 2
Methamphetamines 4 2
2001
Alcohol 59 67
Cigarettes 47 51
Chewing Tobacco 18 20
Marijuana 22 19
Inhalants 14 16
Hallucinogens 6 5
Cocaine 4 3
Methamphetamines 5 5
2002
Alcohol 54 59
Cigarettes 40 45
Chewing Tobacco 16 19
Marijuana 19 16
Inhalants 12 14
Hallucinogens 4 4
Cocaine 3 5
Methamphetamines 3 3
6Unweight aggregate
Source: DHH, Office for Addictive Disorders, Louisiana Communities That Care Survey, State and Parish Reports,
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov
PEER/INDIVIDUAL RISK & PROTECTIVE FACTORS, 2002  
Communities that Care Survey (CTC) grades 6, 8, 10 & 12 combined7
United States Louisiana Avoyelles
Percent of Students Reporting Risk Factors
Rebelliousness Survey not conducted throughout United States 44 44
Early Initiation of Anti-Social Behavior (ASB) 38 39
Early Initiation of Drug Use 38 44
Attitudes Favorable to ASB 39 39
Attitudes Favorable to Drug Use 35 42
Perceived Risk of Drug Use 38 42
Interaction with Antisocial Peers 51 51
Friend's Use of Drugs 34 42
Sensation Seeking 40 38
Rewards for ASB 36 38
Gang Involvement 14 13
Percent of Students Reporting Protective Factors
Social Skills 63 59.5
Belief in the Moral Order 54 49.9
7Unweight aggregate
Source: DHH, Office for Addictive Disorders, Louisiana Communities That Care Survey, State and Parish Reports,
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/