Community Parish Health Profiles
 
Safety WeStCarroll  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 12,314
Children and Adolescents by Age
0 to 12 Years 52,151,878 859,905 2,136
Under 1 Year 3,827,009 65,071 173
1 to 3 Years 11,316,208 186,342 400
4 to 5 Years 7,882,947 129,132 324
6 to 12 Years 29,125,714 479,360 1,239
0 to 17 Years 72,142,757 1,218,453 3,151
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Sample File 3 (SF3), Tables: P6. Race and P8. Sex by Age,
http://factfinder.census.gov <keyword: data sets>
INJURY RELATED DEATHS      
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
2000 52.7 69.8 40.7
2001 55.1 69.0 41.3
2002 56.0 74.2 90.9
Source: Louisiana Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data (LAHID), Prepared by DHH/OPH, Center for Community Health,
EMS/Injury Research and Prevention Program, 2004.
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of Statistics and Programming, NCHS Vital Statistics
System, Bureau of Census population estimates.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm, <key words: Nonfatal>.
FATAL and NON-FATAL TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES    
by PARISH of RESIDENCE, 1996-1999    
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Fatal Traumatic Brian Injuries 5,078 12
Rate per 100,000 Population 28.4 24.4
Non-Fatal Traumatic Brian Injuries 10,612 54
Rate per 100,000 Population 59.3 109.8
**Rate not calculated for Non-fatal TBI in parishes with less than 30 cases due to unstable rate.
Source: DHH/OPH, EMS/Injury Research and Prevention Program: Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance System (1996-1999).
UNINTENTIONAL DROWNING BY REGION OF INJURY, 2000-2002
rate per 100,000 population, n=286      
United States Louisiana Region 8
Unintentional Drowning 10,210 640.6 20
Rate per 100,000 Population 1.2 4.8 1.9
Source: DHH/OPH, Vital Statistics, Death Certificates, Prepared by EMS/Injury Research & Prevention Program, March 2005.
Rates calculated using estimated 2000, 2001, 2002 populations (Source: US Census).
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of Statistics and Programming NCHS Vital Statistics
System, Bureau of Census population estimates.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm
<key words: Injury and Violence, WISQARS Inquiry Data, Fatal Injury Reports>.
NON-FATAL INJURY DISCHARGES by REGION, 2001  
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana Region 8
Burns 498,507 521 46
Rate per 100,000 Population 174.9 11.7 13.1
Unintentional Falls 7,836,956 8,330 947
Rate per 100,000 Population 2,748.9 186.3 269.3
Unintentional Poisonings 519,164 1173 116
Rate per 100,000 Population 182.1 26.2 33.0
**Discharges <30 are not reported
Source: Louisiana Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database 2001, Prepared by DHH/OPH, EMS/Injury Research &
Prevention Program, March 2005.
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of Statistics and Programming, NEISS All Injury Program
operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bureau of Census population estimates.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm
<key words: Injury and Violence, WISQARS Inquiry Data, Fatal and Non-fatal Injury Reports>.
MOTOR VEHICLE INJURIES AND DEATHS, 2002  
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Total Motor Vehicle Injuries 2,998,661 87140 91
Rate per 100,000 Population 1,041.3 1949.9 739
Pedestrian Injuries   174,235 1235 0
% Pedestrian Injuries as % of Total Injuries 5.8 1.4 0
Total Motor Vehicle Deaths 44,065 914 3
Rate per 100,000 Population 15.8 20.5 24.4
Pedestrian Deaths 6,091 105 0
% Pedestrian Deaths as % of Total Deaths 13.8 11.5 0
Source: Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Prepared by DHH/OPH EMS/Injury Research & Prevention Program, Aug 2004.
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Office of Statistics and Programming, NEISS All Injury
Program operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission NCHS Vital Statistics System, Bureau of Census
population estimates.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm <key words: Injury and Violence, WISQARS Inquiry Data>.
ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES, 2002    
rate per 100,000 population        
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Total Injury Crashes 50,947 42
Alcohol-Related   5,391 9
As a % of Total Injury Crashes 10.6 21.4
Rate per 100,000 Population 120.6 73.1
Total Fatal Crashes 818 3
Alcohol-Related   386 2
As a % of Total Fatal Crashes 47.2 66.7
Rate per 100,000 Population 8.6 16.2
Source: Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Prepared by DHH/OPH EMS/Injury Research & Prevention Program, Aug 2004.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF CHILD RESTRAINT USAGE, 2004
Observational Study by State Planning Districts    
United States Louisiana District 8
Percent of Usage by Age Groups
0 to 12 Years 72.2 74.8
Infants 99.4 100.0
1 to 3 Years 88.0 84.9
4 to 5 Years 78.3 84.5
6 to 12 Years 64.8 67.4
Source: Southern Media & Opinion Research, prepared for Louisiana Highway Safety Commission October 2004,
http://www.dps.state.la.us/tiger/ <key words: Occupant Protection, Child Safety Restraint Report>.
ADULT CRIME, 2004      
Adult Admissions into Louisiana Correction System by Crime Category
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Total Adult Admissions 28,469 50
Drug Crimes 11,692 5
% Drug Crimes 42.0 10.0
Property Crimes 9,726 36
% Property Crimes 35.0 72.0
Violent Crimes 3,604 3
% Violent Crimes 12.0 6.0
All Others 3,160 6
% All Others 11.0 12.0
Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections, Unpublished Data, 2005.
VALID CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES  
July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004      
United States Louisiana 1WeStCarroll & East Carroll
Total Valid Child Abuse & Neglect Cases 13,241 111
Rate/ 1,000 population 12.4 10.9 18.5
Valid Allegations by Type Not available for comparison as reported by state.
# Neglect 9,156 81
% Neglect 69.1 73.0
# Physical 2,745 20
% Physical 20.7 18.0
# Sexual 815 3
% Sexual 6.2 2.7
# Emotional 474 7
% Emotional 3.6 6.3
# Death 43 0
% Death 0.3 0.0
1Data for some parishes are reported in multi-parish aggregates as noted in the column header.
Source: Louisiana Department of Social Services, Office of Community Services, prepared by Prevent Child Abuse, Louisiana,
Valid Child Abuse and Neglect Allegations by Parish, July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004",
http://www.pcal.org/ <key words: Resources, Issues and Statistics>.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Child Maltreatment 2003
http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/general/stats/index.cfm#one
COMMUNITY RISK & PROTECTIVE FACTORS  
Communities that Care Survey (CTC) grades 6, 8, 10 & 12 combined2
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Percent Reporting Risk Factors
1998
Low Neighborhood Attachment Survey not conducted throughout United States 43 47
Community Disorganization 44 39
Transitions & Mobility 41 39
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 49 47
Perceived Availability of Drugs 40 40
Perceived Availability of Handguns 33 45
2001
Low Neighborhood Attachment 43 36
Community Disorganization 52 47
Transitions & Mobility 40 34
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 47 50
Perceived Availability of Drugs 43 45
Perceived Availability of Handguns 35 44
2002
Low Neighborhood Attachment 41 31
Community Disorganization 51 46
Transitions & Mobility 43 35
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 42 45
Perceived Availability of Drugs 37 37
Perceived Availability of Handguns 31 44
Percent Reporting Protective Factors
1998 Survey not conducted throughout United States
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 43 46
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 54 54
2001
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 54 64
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 51 58
2002
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 44 46
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 52 63
2Unweighted aggregate
Source: DHH, Office for Addictive Disorders, Louisiana Communities That Care Survey, State and Parish Reports,
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov <key words: Reports>.
Antisocial Behavior in the PaStYear    
Communities that Care Survey (CTC) grades 6, 8, 10 & 12 combined3
United States Louisiana WeStCarroll
Percent Reporting Antisocial Behavior
1998
Suspended from School Survey not conducted throughout United States 18 15
Drunk or High at School 12 11
Sold Illegal Drugs 6 5
Stolen a Vehicle 3 3
Been Arrested 7 6
Attacked to Harm 18 17
Carried a Handgun 6 7
Handgun to School 1 1
2001
Suspended from School 19 12
Drunk or High at School 12 14
Sold Illegal Drugs 5 3
Stolen a Vehicle 3 2
Been Arrested 7 3
Attacked to Harm 17 14
Carried a Handgun 6 8
Handgun to School 1 0
2002
Suspended from School 19 12
Drunk or High at School 10 8
Sold Illegal Drugs 4 2
Stolen a Vehicle 3 1
Been Arrested 7 3
Attacked to Harm 14 11
Carried a Handgun 5 6
Handgun to School 1 1
3Unweighted aggregate
Source: DHH, Office for Addictive Disorders, Louisiana Communities That Care Survey, State and Parish Reports,
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov <key words: Reports>.