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Louisiana

All statistics are based on parental reports. Not all items included in the main report are included here either due to sample size or space limitations.

The Child's Health and Health Care
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Physical Activityaged 6-17 who exercise 4 or more days per week 68.4 67.4 60.9
Overweight/Obesity Statusaged 10-17 who are overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85th percentile) 34.8 39.1 36.3
Inadequate Insurancewith current insurance that is not adequate to meet health needs 21.6 25.5 29.4
Preventive Medical Carewith 1 or more preventive medical visits in the past year 87.9 90.9 91.4
Preventive Dental Carewith 2 or more preventive dental visits in the past year 41.5 44.9 57.1
Specialist Accesswho have problems receiving specialist care when needed 22.6 36.3 27.0
Medical Homewho receive comprehensive, ongoing, and coordinated care within a medical home 56.6 51.3 49.8
Personal Doctor or Nursewith at least one personal doctor or nurse 90.7 92.8 94.7
Usual Source of Carewith a usual source of care when sick 93.1 92.2 94.8
Family-Centered Carewho receive family-centered care 66.8 66.4 65.5
The Child's Home and Family
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Smoking in the Home who live in households where someone smokes inside the home 10.8 10.9 10.1
Television and Mediaaged 1-17 who watch more than 1 hour of TV per weekday 57.4 58.9 54.3
Family Mealswho share meals with their family on 4 or more days per week 74.3 67.9 76.0
Inadequate Sleepaged 6-17 who do not get adequate sleep every night of the week 32.2 43.8 41.1
Maternal Healthwho live with mothers who are in excellent or very good health 58.9 37.0 47.8
Parental Copingwhose parents feel they are coping very well with demands of parenthood 63.5 49.5 51.9
Parent-Child Relationshipwho share ideas with their parents very well 69.0 59.4 62.6
Parental Stresswhose parents usually or always feel stress due to parenting 10.7 26.6 20.0
The Child at School and in the Community
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
School Engagementaged 6-17 who are adequately engaged in school 78.7 67.7 69.5
Missed School Daysaged 6-17 who missed 11 or more days of school in the past year 3.1 17.4 13.5
Repeating a Gradeaged 6-17 who have repeated one or more grades since kindergarten 20.4 39.9 18.5
Neighborhood Resourceswho live in neighborhoods with a park, sidewalks, a library, and a community center 33.7 31.7 47.9
Safety of Child in Neighborhoodwho live in neighborhoods that are always safe 55.9 52.8 49.2
Summary Measures
IndicatorExplanation
(percent of children)
State % non-CSHCNState % CSHCNNational % CSHCN
Quality of Carewho meet a minimum quality of care index 41.9 34.4 35.9
Home Environmentwho meet criteria for a home environment summary measure 16.8 13.0 22.7
Neighborhood & Schoolwho meet criteria for a neighborhood/school safety and support measure 40.9 41.1 48.6

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