Posted: Feb 17, 2010 2:45 PM by Brian Waldrep
Updated: Feb 17, 2010 3:04 PM
Source: Associated Press
A new study finds that people in St. Tammany Parish are the healthiest in Louisiana, while Madison Parish is the state's least healthy.
The report said Orleans Parish had the best clinical care, including the most doctors per 100,000 residents, but was among the 10 worst-off - 59th - in overall health.
Parishes rated in the worst health were - starting at No. 64 - Madison, East Carroll, St. Bernard, Washington, Concordia, Orleans, St. Helena, Morehouse, St. Landry and Catahoula.
After St. Tammany, those ranked as healthiest were Vernon,Cameron, Bossier, Lafayette, Ascension, Lafourche, Tensas, West Carroll and St. Charles.
Five health measures included rates of premature death and of low-birthweight infants.