A study of colorectal cancer in Louisiana ACADIAN region showed that in the 9 parish region with the most French speakers, including VERMILION parish, colorectal cancer rates in white males were 19% higher than Louisiana and 37% higher than U.S. rates.
From: ACG Update, Vol. 24(2): 16-17.
Karlitz JK, Blanton C, Andrews P. Colorectal cancer incidence rates in the Louisiana Acadian Parishes demonstrated to be among the highest in the United States. Clin Transl Gastroenterol 2014;5:e60.