Obesity and Related Indicators - Suffolk County

2010-2012

Indicator Data Links 3 Year Total County Rate NYS Rate Sig.Dif. NYS Rate exc NYC Sig.Dif. County Ranking
Group
All students (elementary - PreK, K, 2nd and 4th grades, middle - 7th grade and high school - 10th grade)
% overweight but not obese (85th-less than 95th percentile) # (Table) (Map) N/A 16.5 N/A N/A 16.2 N/A 2nd
% obese (95th percentile or higher) # (Table) (Map) N/A 17.5 N/A N/A 17.6 N/A 2nd
% overweight or obese (85th percentile or higher) # (Table) (Map) N/A 34.1 N/A N/A 33.7 N/A 2nd
Elementary students (PreK, K, 2nd and 4th grades)
% overweight but not obese (85th-less than 95th percentile) # (Table) (Map) N/A 16.2 N/A N/A 15.8 N/A 2nd
% obese (95th percentile or higher ) # (Table) (Map) N/A 18.0 N/A N/A 17.2 N/A 3rd
% overweight or obese (85th percentile or higher) # (Table) (Map) N/A 34.2 N/A N/A 33.0 N/A 3rd
Middle and high school students (7th and 10th grades)
% overweight but not obese (85th-less than 95th percentile) # (Table) (Map) N/A 16.9 N/A N/A 16.8 N/A 3rd
% obese (95th percentile or higher ) # (Table) (Map) N/A 16.8 N/A N/A 18.2 N/A 1st
% overweight or obese (85th percentile or higher) # (Table) (Map) N/A 33.7 N/A N/A 35.0 N/A 1st
% of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy overweight but not obese (BMI 25-less than 30) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 6,048 30.5 26.6 Yes 26.3 Yes 4th
% of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy obese (BMI 30 or higher) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 4,856 24.5 24.2 No 28.0 Yes 1st
% obese (95th percentile or higher) children in WIC (aged 2-4 years) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 4,752 20.9 14.4 Yes 15.3 Yes 4th
% of children in WIC viewing TV 2 hours or less per day (aged 2-4 years) (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 18,756 75.2 79.1 Yes 80.7 Yes 3rd
% of WIC mothers breastfeeding at least 6 months (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 3,825 35.6 38.3 Yes 27.9 Yes 1st
Age-adjusted % of adults overweight or obese (BMI 25 or higher) (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 59.6 59.3 No 60.6 No 1st
Age-adjusted % of adults obese (BMI 30 or higher) (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 20.9 23.1 No 24.3 No 1st
Age-adjusted % of adults who participated in leisure time physical activity in last 30 days (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 78.8 76.3 No 78.9 No 2nd
Age-adjusted % of adults eating 5 or more fruits or vegetables per day (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 26.0 27.1 No 27.7 No 2nd
Age-adjusted % of adults with physician diagnosed diabetes (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 9.0 9.0 No 8.5 No 3rd
Age-adjusted % of adults with physician diagnosed angina, heart attack or stroke # (2008-2009) (Table) (Map) N/A 7.4 7.6 No 7.2 No 2nd
Age-adjusted mortality rate per 100,000
Cardiovascular disease mortality (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 11,956 234.2 242.3 Yes 237.9 Yes 2nd
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 1,316 26.1 26.9 Yes 31.4 Yes 1st
Diabetes mortality (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 647 12.9 17.0 Yes 15.1 Yes 1st
Age-adjusted hospitalization rate per 100,000
Cardiovascular disease hospitalizations (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 92,032 182.2 159.9 Yes 150.9 Yes 4th
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 13,686 27.2 24.9 Yes 25.0 Yes 4th
Diabetes hospitalizations (primary diagnosis) (2009-2011) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 7,338 15.1 18.8 Yes 14.4 Yes 3rd

N/A: Data not available

#: Data not available for NYC counties

~ Definition for this indicator has changed. See: Technical Notes

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