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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana StJames
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 21,216
By Age
18 and Younger 76,168,003 1,291,025 6,638
19 to 64 Years 170,274,931 2,659,854 12,183
65 and Older 34,978,972 518,097 2,395
Medicare Eligible
As a % of Total Population 12.4 11.6 11.1
Percent of Population Without Vehicles
Owner-Occupied Housing Units 4.5 6.0 7.8
Renter-Occupied Housing Units 21.6 24.2 24.4
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000,Summary File 3 (SF 3), Table P6 Sex by Age,
Summary File 4 (SF4) Table QT-H11 Vehicles Available and Household Income in 1999
http://www.factfinder.census.gov/
MEDICAID and LaCHIP, 2003-2004    
United States Louisiana StJames
Medicaid
# Eligible not available 1,048,048 4,844
# Recipients 1,048,209 4,882
As % of Total Population 23.3 23.1
LaCHIP
# Eligible not available 114,559 531
# Recipients 109,077 520
As a % of Eligible Population 95.2 97.9
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Medicaid Annual Report 2003-2004.
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp <key words: Medicaid Annual Report>
HEALTH INSURANCE      
United States Louisiana StJames
Estimated Uninsured Children Under 19 by Parish
# Uninsured3 143,999 871
% uninsured 10.0 13.1
Estimated Uninsured - by DHH Administrative Region
# Adults 19 to 65 Years 576,500 48,300
% Uninsured Adults 21.1 21.3
# Adults under 200% FPL1 400,000 31,700
% Uninsured 42.5 41.5
# Children 18 & Younger 135,400 13,500
% Uninsured Children 11.1 11.4
# Children under 200% FPL1 77,200 6,700
% Uninsured 12.9 13.1
Estimated Insured Adults - by DHH Administrative Region
% Insured by Employer 55.3 54.4
% Insured by LaChip/Medicaid 4.5 4.3
% insured by Military 2.9 0.9
% Bought Insurance 8.5 8.6
% Insured by Medicare 4.1 4.3
% insured by Former Employer 4.4 4.4
% Insured by Someone Not Living in Household 1.3 0.7
1Federal Poverty Level
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Health Insurance Survey,
Conducted by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Released April 21, 2004. U.S. Data: DeNavas-Walt, Carmen,
Bernadette D. Proctor, and Robert J. Mills, U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-226,
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2003,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2004, Table 5, Figure 5
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/reports.asp <key words: health insurance survey>.
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS      
United States Louisiana StJames
Primary Care Physicians (PCPs)
Family Practice not available 849 5
General Practice 278 1
Infectious Disease 11 0
Internal Medicine 1,901 3
Obstetrics & Gynecology 594 1
Pediatrics 817 2
Total PCP 4,439 12
Mental Health Provider
Psychiatrists 442 1
Social Workers 3,133 6
Total Mental Health Providers 3,575 7
Nursing Homes Facilities
Number of Facilities 317 1
Number of Beds 39,246 116
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Standards, March 2005, Licensed Beds