Community Parish Health Profiles
 
Safety Ascension  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total 281,421,906 4,468,976 76,627
Children and Adolescents by Age
0 to 12 Years 52,151,878 859,905 16,558
Under 1 Year 3,827,009 65,071 1,273
1 to 3 Years 11,316,208 186,342 3,782
4 to 5 Years 7,882,947 129,132 2,360
6 to 12 Years 29,125,714 479,360 9,143
0 to 17 Years 72,142,757 1,218,453 23,072
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 Ascension
2000 52.7 69.8 63.3
2001 55.1 69.0 60.3
2002 56.0 74.2 61.1
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 Ascension
Fatal Traumatic Brian Injuries 5,078 97
Rate per 100,000 Population 28.4 33.6
Non-Fatal Traumatic Brian Injuries 10,612 175
Rate per 100,000 Population 59.3 60.6
**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 2
Unintentional Drowning 10,210 640.6 30
Rate per 100,000 Population 1.2 4.8 1.7
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 2
Burns 498,507 521 58
Rate per 100,000 Population 174.9 11.7 9.6
Unintentional Falls 7,836,956 8,330 1,181
Rate per 100,000 Population 2,748.9 186.3 195.2
Unintentional Poisonings 519,164 1173 138
Rate per 100,000 Population 182.1 26.2 22.8
**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 Ascension
Total Motor Vehicle Injuries 2,998,661 87140 1487
Rate per 100,000 Population 1,041.3 1949.9 1940.6
Pedestrian Injuries   174,235 1235 10
% Pedestrian Injuries as % of Total Injuries 5.8 1.4 0.7
Total Motor Vehicle Deaths 44,065 914 22
Rate per 100,000 Population 15.8 20.5 28.7
Pedestrian Deaths 6,091 105 1
% Pedestrian Deaths as % of Total Deaths 13.8 11.5 4.5
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 Ascension
Total Injury Crashes 50,947 858
Alcohol-Related   5,391 114
As a % of Total Injury Crashes 10.6 13.3
Rate per 100,000 Population 120.6 148.8
Total Fatal Crashes 818 20
Alcohol-Related   386 11
As a % of Total Fatal Crashes 47.2 55.0
Rate per 100,000 Population 8.6 14.4
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 2
Percent of Usage by Age Groups
0 to 12 Years 72.2 74.1
Infants 99.4 100.0
1 to 3 Years 88.0 95.4
4 to 5 Years 78.3 72.8
6 to 12 Years 64.8 68.6
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 Ascension
Total Adult admissions 28,469 368
Drug Crimes 11,692 105
% Drug Crimes 42.0 28.5
Property Crimes 9,726 168
% Property Crimes 35.0 45.7
Violent Crimes 3,604 47
% Violent Crimes 12.0 12.8
All Others 3,160 48
% All Others 11.0 13.0
Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections, Unpublished Data, 2005.
VALID CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES  
July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004      
United States Louisiana Ascension
Total Valid Child Abuse & Neglect Cases 13,241 107
Rate/ 1,000 population 12.4 10.9 4.6
Valid Allegations by Type Not available for comparison as reported by state.
# Neglect 9,156 67
% Neglect 69.1 62.6
# Physical 2,745 36
% Physical 20.7 33.6
# Sexual 815 3
% Sexual 6.2 2.8
# Emotional 474 0
% Emotional 3.6 0.0
# 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 Ascension
Percent Reporting Risk Factors
1998
Low Neighborhood Attachment Survey not conducted throughout United States 43 38
Community Disorganization 44 36
Transitions & Mobility 41 38
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 49 49
Perceived Availability of Drugs 40 41
Perceived Availability of Handguns 33 33
2001
Low Neighborhood Attachment 43 39
Community Disorganization 52 43
Transitions & Mobility 40 36
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 47 46
Perceived Availability of Drugs 43 43
Perceived Availability of Handguns 35 35
2002
Low Neighborhood Attachment 41 37
Community Disorganization 51 43
Transitions & Mobility 43 41
Laws & Norms Favor Drug Use 42 42
Perceived Availability of Drugs 37 38
Perceived Availability of Handguns 31 29
Percent Reporting Protective Factors
1998 Survey not conducted throughout United States
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 43 39
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 54 52
2001
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 54 61
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 51 51
2002
Opportunities for Prosocial involvement 44 41
Comm. Rewards for Prosocial Involvement 52 53
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 Ascension
Percent Reporting Antisocial Behavior
1998
Suspended from School Survey not conducted throughout United States 18 19
Drunk or High at School 12 13
Sold Illegal Drugs 6 5
Stolen a Vehicle 3 3
Been Arrested 7 8
Attacked to Harm 18 18
Carried a Handgun 6 6
Handgun to School 1 1
2001
Suspended from School 19 17
Drunk or High at School 12 12
Sold Illegal Drugs 5 6
Stolen a Vehicle 3 3
Been Arrested 7 6
Attacked to Harm 17 16
Carried a Handgun 6 5
Handgun to School 1 1
2002
Suspended from School 19 17
Drunk or High at School 10 12
Sold Illegal Drugs 4 4
Stolen a Vehicle 3 3
Been Arrested 7 6
Attacked to Harm 14 14
Carried a Handgun 5 5
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>.