About Minority Health Data and Statistics - County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity (CHIRE)

Contact the Public Health Information Group, at (518) 474-2543 for information about the indicators produced for this report.

Health Indicator Description and Definition Data Source and Program Contact Information
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population County population estimates are reported for the following groups: White non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, Asian non-Hispanic and Hispanic. The total county population estimate includes "Other" and unknown races. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics - U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories a
Percentage of population The percentage of the county population from each race/ethnicity category. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics - U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories a
Median Annual Household Income in U.S. Dollars The level at which half the households have incomes above the amount and half have incomes below the amount. U.S. Census Bureau
American Fact Finder (American Community Survey) b Table S1903
Percentage of families below poverty The percentage of families living below the federally determined guidelines for poverty.
U.S. Census, American Community Survey - 5 year estimates
U.S. Census Bureau
American Fact Finder (American Community Survey) b Table S1702
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Percentage of premature deaths (< age 75 years) The percentage of all deaths that were among persons aged less than 75 years. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted Total years of life lost before age 75 years per 100,000 population (calculated by subtracting the ages of those who died from 75). Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (three-year average) The number of births per year includes the number of births, averaged over the latest three-year period, for each race/ethnicity group. The average total births for the county includes "Other" and Unknown races. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care The percentage of births to women with prenatal care within the first three months of pregnancy (first trimester) among births with known prenatal care status. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index)e The percentage is based on the Kotelchuck Index. Births to women who began care in the first trimester and have completed at least 80 percent of the expected prenatal visits are considered to have had early and adequate care.e Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Percentage of premature births (less than 37 weeks gestation) The percentage of infants with known gestation that were born before 37 weeks gestation. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) The percentage of births with known birthweight that resulted in infants weighing less than 2500 grams. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years The number of pregnancies per 1,000 females in the 15-17 year age group. Pregnancies are the sum of the number of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths. NOTE: Pregnancy data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years The number of pregnancies per 1,000 females in the 15-44 year age group. Pregnancies are the sum of the number of live births, induced terminations of pregnancies, and all fetal deaths. NOTE: Pregnancy data for Essex and Hamilton counties were combined for confidentiality purposes. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years The number of live births per 1,000 females age 15-44. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births The number of deaths at less than 1 year of age per 1,000 live births. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Injury Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted

and

Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted
The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of:
  • Motor vehicle related: V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V888,V89.0,V89.2
  • Unintentional injury: V01-X59, Y85-Y86
Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 65 or older with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of:
  • Falls: E880-E888, (excluding E887).
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Poisoning and unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of:
  • Unintentional injury: E800-E928, (excluding E870-E879)
  • Poisoning: E850.0-E850.9, E852.0-E855.9, E858.0-E866.9, E868.0-E869.9, E9500-E9529, E9620-E9629, E9800-E9829, E851, E856, E857, E867, E972
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Respiratory Disease Related Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years and total, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 0-17 and total, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of 493. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 490-494, 496. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: J40-J47. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Qualityand Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Heart Disease and Stroke Related Indicators
Disease of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: I00-I09, I11, I13, and I20-I51. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Disease of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 390-398,402, 404-429. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: I60-I69. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 430-438. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatic
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: I11, I20-I25. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 402, 410-414, and 429. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: I50. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of 428. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Diabetes Related Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: E10-E14. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of 250. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population with at least one of the discharge diagnoses (primary or other diagnoses), with an ICD-9 CM code of 250. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Diabetes short term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 and 18+ The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years and 18 and more, with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 250.1-250.3. This is a Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) (condition for which good outpatient care can potentially prevent the need for hospitalization or for which early intervention can prevent complications or more severe disease). Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Cancer Related Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted

Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted

Cervix uteri cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted
Incidence data are based on reports from hospitals and other health facilities that diagnose and treat cancer patients. All primary tumors receive an ICD-O-3 code indicating the anatomic site of origin. Standard Site Analysis categories for cancer data analysis are available on the SEER Incidence Site Recode web page f. These data include only invasive malignant tumors. Contact: New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of C18-C21, C26.0f. Contact: New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255
Breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 female population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of C50f. Contact: New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population, with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of C53f. Contact: New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Late stage breast per 100,000 female population Incidence data are based on reports from hospitals and other health facilities that diagnose and treat cancer patients. Late stage is defined as regional or distant stage at diagnosis (SEER summary stage), available at SEER web page f. Contact: New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted The number of hospitalizations per 10,000 population with a primary diagnosis ICD-9 CM code of: 292, 304, 305.1-305.9, 648.3, 655.5, 763.5, 779.4, 779.5, 965.0, 967.0, 968.5, 969.6, 969.7, 760.70, 760.72, 760.73, 760.75, 760.79, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.2, E962.0, E980.0-E980.2. Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) d
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: SPARCS
Phone: (518) 473-8144
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted The number of deaths per 100,000 population with a primary cause of death ICD-10 code of: X60-X84,Y87.0. Vital Statistics Unit c
Bureau of Health Informatics
Division of Information and Statistics
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Data Contact: Vital Statistics Unit
Phone: (518) 473-8144

Data Notes:

Age-Adjusted Indicators:
Standard population used for age-adjustment using the 2000 projected U.S. population. Klein RJ, Schoenborn CA. Healthy People Statistical Notes, no. 20. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. January 2001.
a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories. NCHS Vintage 2012-2014 Bridged-race postcensal population estimates single year of age (0 to 85+ years) released annually (7/2013, 6/2014 and 7/2015).
b American Fact Finder (American Community Survey) U.S. Census Bureau
American Fact Finder New York State and all counties. Tables: S1903 and S1702
c Vital Records (Vital Statistics)
Vital Event Registration: New York State consists of two registration areas, New York City and New York State Exclusive of New York City (also referred as Rest of State). New York City (NYC) includes the five counties of Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens and Richmond (Staten Island); the remaining 57 counties comprise New York State Exclusive of New York City. The Bureau of Vital Records, New York State Department of Health, processes data from live birth, death, fetal death and marriage certificates recorded in New York State Exclusive of New York City. Through a cooperative agreement, the New York State Department of Health receives data on live births, deaths, fetal deaths and marriages recorded in New York City from the New York City Department of Health and on live births and deaths recorded outside of New York State to residents of New York State from other states and Canada.

Vital Event indicators for NYC geographical areas reported by NYSDOH and DOHMH are different since the former may include all NYC residents' events regardless of where they occurred and the latter reports only events to NYC residents that occurred in NYC. The indicators may also differ due to timing and/or completeness of data.
The counts of births and deaths may be influenced by specific reporting issues each year. The specific issues are reported in the technical notes of the Vital Statistics reports, in the Report Measures section.
All the vital statistics presented in this report are based on the county/borough of residence.
d Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)
Information about hospitalizations is collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge that indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. There are also up to 14 other diagnosis codes recorded to further describe the hospitalization. Statistics presented in these tables are based on the primary diagnosis unless otherwise noted. This data system does not include information about events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room. Numbers and rates are based on the number of hospitalizations that occurred and not to the number of individuals who were hospitalized.
eKotelchuck Index
The Kotelchuck Index is an adequacy of prenatal care index that takes into account the number of prenatal care visits received and number of expected by age of gestation at delivery, and incorporates a category that distinguishes women who have had more prenatal visits than would be expected (Adequacy Plus Category).
f National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program
The SEER Site Recode: http://seer.cancer.gov/siterecode/
The SEER Cause of Death Recode: http://seer.cancer.gov/codrecode/