LOUISIANA WOMEN DIE YOUNG!
Beauty Shop Window, Lafayette, LA 5/2006
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Louisiana ranks low for women's health
Louisiana finished 50th in a national ranking of how states—as well as the District of Columbia—address women's health issues. Only Mississippi was lower in the study, which was released by National Women's Law Center and Oregon Health and Science University. The study looked at issues, such as access to health care services, preventive screenings for breast cancer, obesity and overall health. One disturbing figure, women in Louisiana have an average life expectancy of 76.9 years, nearly two years less than the national average. Vermont ranked first. Click here to see the report.
Baton Rouge Business Report 10/18/2007