Bronx County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2009-2011

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 158,842 426,362 53,668 748,438 1,392,002
Percent of Population (2011) 11.4% 30.6% 3.9% 53.8% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 50,566 35,877 53,003 27,317 33,366
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 8.0% 24.0% 18.6% 33.8% 27.0%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 766.8 782.1 319.9 606.2 706.0
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 29.3% 62.1% 59.7% 61.6% 52.3%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 8,313 9,105 2,906 5,513 6,955
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 1,515 6,747 808 12,929 22,360
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 70.6% 55.9% 64.7% 62.2% 60.9%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 64.3% 49.4% 59.2% 55.9% 54.6%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 10.3% 14.5% 11.7% 12.3% 12.9%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 6.7% 12.2% 10.7% 8.5% 9.6%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 22.8 69.6 12.8 61.5 62.3
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 85.1 155.0 86.7 134.0 140.0
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 55.4 68.0 65.8 72.4 70.2
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 6.6 7.8 3.3* 4.6 5.7
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 4.0 3.1 6.0* 3.8 3.7
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 28.5 17.7 14.7 18.5 20.0
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 77.5 68.5 28.4 55.3 79.3
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 11.8 19.9 4.0 11.2 17.6
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 285.8 120.6 69.4 128.3 197.6
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 20.8 59.3 16.9 54.9 61.5
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 20.6 92.3 25.4 61.6 83.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 36.2 26.8 10.7 22.9 27.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 39.3 75.9 26.9 65.8 79.9
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 264.5 240.1 101.8 177.4 225.8
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 106.0 123.4 60.0 102.8 131.5
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 18.2 24.0 12.9 19.6 21.0
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 21.1 32.1 11.6 21.2 29.4
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 238.2 215.3 95.4 162.7 204.0
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 41.9 35.9 33.1 39.4 48.6
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 7.3 5.2 s 3.6 5.4
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 27.0 47.5 13.0 33.4 41.8
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 18.7 36.9 15.2 27.2 27.3
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 16.5 46.6 9.6 35.4 41.9
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 214.5 398.5 157.6 355.0 399.1
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 3.3 4.4 s 4.6 5.3
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 3.5 15.0 2.2 8.5 11.9
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 72.6 56.0 31.0 37.8 51.7
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 23.0 21.4 9.9 14.1 18.3
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 30.8 28.4 s 17.4 23.8
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 3.8 5.7 s 3.0 3.7
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 40.2% 44.5% 29.7% 41.6% 42.1%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 67.2% 55.2% 65.2% 56.0% 58.6%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) 42.4% 46.1% 100.0%* 37.2% 43.8%
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 52.0 61.0 4.7 52.2 60.4
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 10.6 3.7 7.8 5.1 5.6

Key

Symbol Meaning
* Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable
s Data do not meet reporting criteria
~ Hispanics are not excluded from the Black and Asian/Pacific Islander categories. Pacific Islanders are not included in the Asian/Pacific Islander category