BRFSS Estimated Cervical Cancer Screening Rates By Parish 2012
Louisiana has the nation's sixth highest incidence rate and sixth highest mortality rate of cervical cancer.
2008 - 2012 Cervical Cancer Incidence By Region
Average Annual Rates (per 100,000)
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Louisiana's cervical cancer incidence rate exceeds the national average. Louisiana's cervical cancer incidence rate for this period was 9.3 incidences per 100,000 women, while the national average was 7.7 incidences per 100,000 women. Geographic disparities also exist with the Department of Health and Hospitals Regions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 experiences the highest incidence rates. Cervical cancer incidences are preventable when recommended women's health screenings are administered in a timely manner. Louisiana's cancer incidence rate ranks sixth nationally; only five other states have higher incidence rates.