Compare by Region: The colored gauge gives a visual representation of how your community is doing in comparison to other communities. The three-colored dial represents the distribution of values from the reporting regions (e.g. counties in the state) ordered from those doing the best to those doing the worst (sometimes lower values are better and in other cases higher values are better). From that distribution, the green represents the top 50th percentile, the yellow represents the 25th to 50th percentile, and the red represents the "worst" quartile.
Compare by Average: This gauge shows how the Orleans Parish value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the state (or all US counties) when being higher (or lower) is good or bad.
Compare by Average: This gauge shows how the Orleans Parish value compares with the median or mean value for all counties in the state (or all US counties)when being higher (or lower) is not necessarily good or bad
Compare by Time Period: This gauge shows whether the Orleans Parish value is increasing or decreasing over time. A green arrow means the value is improving and a red arrow means the value is getting worse. The = (equal) sign means that there is not a significant increase or decrease since the last measurement. Target: This gauge shows whether or not the Orleans Parish value meets a specific target. The Orleans Parish value is represented by the left bar and the target value by the right bar.
Target: This gauge shows whether or not a specific target is met. A green check means the target is met and a red means the target is not met.

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Orleans Parish Vs. U.S. Counties

U.S. Counties

Red > 36.10
Green <= 30.10
In-between = Yellow
Unit: percent
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Single-Parent Households

Value61.00%
Measurement Period:2007-2011
Location:Orleans
Categories:Social Environment / Family Structure Social Environment / Children's Social Environment Social Environment / Demographics
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of children living in single-parent family households (with a male or female householder and no spouse present) out of all children living in family households.
Why this is important:
Adults and children in single-parent households are at a higher risk for adverse health effects, such as emotional and behavioral problems, compared to their peers. Children in such households are more likely to develop depression, smoke, and abuse alcohol and other substances. Consequently, these children experience increased risk of morbidity and mortality of all causes. Similarly, single parents suffer from lower perceived health and higher risk of mortality.
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Data: >http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Last Update: 2013-01-29
Maintained By: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE

Orleans Parish Vs. the Prior Value

Prior Value
Chart.

Going up
Unit: percent
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Single-Parent Households

Value61.00%
Measurement Period:2007-2011
Location:Orleans
Categories:Social Environment / Family Structure Social Environment / Children's Social Environment Social Environment / Demographics
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of children living in single-parent family households (with a male or female householder and no spouse present) out of all children living in family households.
Why this is important:
Adults and children in single-parent households are at a higher risk for adverse health effects, such as emotional and behavioral problems, compared to their peers. Children in such households are more likely to develop depression, smoke, and abuse alcohol and other substances. Consequently, these children experience increased risk of morbidity and mortality of all causes. Similarly, single parents suffer from lower perceived health and higher risk of mortality.
Technical Note:
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Data: >http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Last Update: 2013-01-29
Maintained By: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE
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