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Louisiana Facts & Statistics

The Louisiana state average for mortality is 28.9/100,000.  The national average for breast cancer mortality is 24.5/100,000. (Source:  National Cancer Institute 2002-2006 State Cancer Profiles)

The current mortality in the Komen Acadiana service areas is as follows:

  • Acadia:  31.5/100,000 
  • Iberia:  29.7/100,000
  • Lafayette:  32.4/100,000
  • St. Martin:  25.4/100,000
  • St. Landry:  23.0/100,000
  • Vermilion:  30.3/100,000

Download the 2012 Breast Cancer Incidence & Mortality Presentation for the Acadiana Area.
by: Pam Kreylig, RN, MPH
DHH / OPH / Regional Epidemiologist

Out of the six-parish service area, five of the six parishes have numbers higher than the national average for breast cancer mortality and four of the six are higher than the current state average.

The Louisiana state average for breast cancer incidence is 119.6/100,000.  The national average for breast cancer incidence is 121.9/100,000.  (Source:  National Cancer Institute 2002-2006 State Cancer Profiles)

In incidences, the numbers are as follows:

  • Acadia:  123.9 cases per 100,000
  • Iberia:  137.5 cases per 100,000
  • Lafayette:  119 cases per 100,000
  • St. Martin:  121.4 cases per 100,000
  • St. Landry:  123.3 cases per 100,000
  • Vermilion:  114.5 cases per 100,000

In Komen Acadiana's service area, three of the six parishes are above the national average incidences.  Four of the six parishes are above the state average for incidences.

Louisiana is no longer ranked #1 in the nation for Breast Cancer mortality which is a positive move forward for Komen Acadiana's education and outreach goals.  We will continue to follow our mission to end breast cancer forever.