Ouachita Health Information

Ouachita Parish Health Stats

  • County Health Rankings indicates Ouachita Parish currently ranks 43 out of 64 Louisiana parishes based on Health Outcomes and 25 out of 64 based on Health Factors.
  • 40% of Ouachita's adult residents are obese.
  • 31% of residents are physically inactive.
  • 14% of residents have diabetes.
  • 8% of parish residents are uninsured.
  • 19% of Ouachita's residents report food insecurity, and 14% report limited access to healthy foods.
    • Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to a reliable source of food during the past year.
  • “About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity.” (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)
  • Over 2/3 of American adults and almost 1/3 of American children and youths are overweight or obese (Dietary Guidelines for Americans).

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