Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:58 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 7:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - A new report finds the healthiest parish in Louisiana is West Feliciana and the least healthy is East Carroll.
That's according to new rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
This is the fourth year for the groups to assess nearly every county in the United States. They look at health behaviors such as smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and sexually transmitted infections. They also look at the percentage of uninsured residents and social and economic factors such as education levels and unemployment rates.
Rounding out the top five healthiest parishes behind West Feliciana are: Cameron, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Lafayette. The least healthy parishes above East Carroll are Tensas, Bienville, Catahoula and Madison.