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Louisiana leads the United States in births by cesarean delivery and ranks second in births to unmarried mothers, preterm births and low birthweight.  The Bayou State also leads the nation in kidney disease.

However, Louisiana has a lower proportion of its population without health insurance than the national average.

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Page last reviewed: July 1, 2014
Page last updated: July 1, 2014