Infectious Parish Health Profiles
 
 Disease Ascension  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Population 281,421,906 4,468,976 76,627
# Male 137,916,186 2,159,852 37,826
% Male 49.0 48.3 49.4
# Female 143,505,720 2,309,124 38,801
% Female 51.0 51.7 50.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census  2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 3 (SF3), Table P8. Sex by Age,
               http://factfinder.census.gov 
HIV/AIDS      
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Living with HIV/AIDS, Through December 31, 2003
# All Persons 351,614 15,313 106
Rate 120.9 342.7 138.3
# Male 259,609 11,055 77
Rate 181.5 511.1 204.2
# Female 87,940 4,258 29
Rate 59.5 184.6 74.5
New HIV Diagnoses Through December 31, 2004 not available 1106 12
*Number of cases greater than 0, but less than 5.  Number suppressed for confidentially.
**Rate not calculated for parishes with less than 20 cases due to unstable rate.
Source: DHH/OPH, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2004
         
              <key words: Louisiana Annual HIV/AIDS Reports>.  
              Center for Disease Control (CDC), HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Vol 14, Tables 1 &  9.
           http://www.cdc.gov/ <key words: HIV/AIDS 2003 Surveillance Report>.  
SEXUALLY TRANSITED DISEASES    
rate per 100,000 population      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Chlamydia, 2003
# Cases 877,478 20,997 159
Rate 301.7 469.8 207.5
Gonorrhea, 2003
# Cases 335,104 11,870 84
Rate 115.2 265.6 109.6
Early Syphilis, 1999-2003
# Cases 15,538 384 *
Rate 5.4 8.6 **
*Number of cases greater than 0, but less than 5.  Number suppressed for confidentially.
**Rate not calculated for parishes with less than 20 cases due to unstable rate.
Source: DHH/OPH, Section of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2004
             
             <key words: Louisiana Sexually Transmitted Diseases Annual Report>. 
             Center for Disease Control (CDC), STD Surveillance, 2004, National Summary, Table 1
              http://www.cdc.gov/ <key words: STD Surveillance 2004>.  
WEST NILE ENCEPHALITIS and/or WEST NILE FEVER  
United States Louisiana Ascension
Human Cases 
2002 not available 211 6
2003 125 2
2004 40 1
Source: DHH/OPH, Section of Infectious Disease Epidemiology,   Surveillance Data 2002-2003,   
              http://www.oph.dhh.louisiana.gov/infectiousdisease/WEST NILE/default.html
            <key words: Stastics and Maps,WEST NILE Virus in Louisiana from 2002-2004>.