Mental Parish Health Profiles
 
Health Acadia  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Acadia
Total  281,421,906 4,468,976 58,861
17 Years and Younger 72,142,757 1,219,799 17,557
18 and Older 209,279,149 3,249,177 41,304
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census  2000, American FactFinder, Sample File 3 (SF3)  Table P8 - Sex by Age, 
              http://factfinder.census.gov/, <key words: Data Sets>.
ESTIMATED PREVALENCE OF SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS1  
United States Louisiana Acadia
Estimated Population with a Severe Mental Illness  12,561,943 194,261 2,654
17 Years and Younger (9%) 6,492,848 109,782 1,580
18 and Older (2.9%) 6,069,095 84,479 1,074
1Estimates based on U. S. Census 2000 population using national prevalence estimates of 9% for children 17 years 
and younger and 2.9% for persons 18 years and older.
Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Mental Health.
SUICIDE ATTEMPTS and SELF-INFLICTED INJURIES  
1998-2001 (ages 10 years and up)      
United States2 Louisiana Acadia
Total Suicide Attempts and Self-Inflicted Injuries  2,993,000 5,845 66
rate per 100,000 population 265.9 38.2 33.5
United States Louisiana Region 4
Total Suicide Attempts and Self-Inflicted Injuries
      (by DHH Administrative Region)
2,993,000 5,845 700
rate per 100,000 population 265.9 38.2 37.9
By Age Group
# 10-19 years 125
%10-19 17.9
# 20-29 years 185
% 20-29  26.4
# 30-39 years 180
% 30-39  25.7
# 40-49 years 126
% 40-49  18
# 50-59 years 41
% 50-59 5.9
#  60 years and older 43
% 60 years and older 6.1
By Sex 0
# Male 289
% Male 41.3
# Female 411
% Female 58.7
** Not calculated if number less than 30
2 Attempts are estimates; no official U.S. national attempt data are compiled. Rate based on 2000 Census.
Source:  Louisiana Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database 1998-2001, Prepared by: DHH/OPH, Center for Community Health, 
EMS/Injury Research & Prevention Program,  Aug 2004.
American Association of Suicidology, using 25:1 ratio,  25 attempts for every death by suicide for nation.
              http://www.suicidology.org/, <key words: AAS Sucicide Fact Sheets, 2002 Offical Final Data>.