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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 718,110 124,894 25,880 43,364 918,028
Percent of Population (2011) 78.2% 13.6% 2.8% 4.7% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 54,198 23,347 44,528 22,807 48,473
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 5.9% 33.5% 16.7% 38.7% 11.0%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 746.7 1,005.9 252.3 646.0 776.5
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 33.5% 61.3% s 65.4% 37.5%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6,560 12,437 2,043 6,580 7,374
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 6,463 1,815 399 715 9,749
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 75.2% 60.5% 65.0% 65.9% 71.0%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 66.4% 49.5% 56.7% 55.5% 61.8%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 9.9% 16.8% 10.5% 12.1% 11.4%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 6.8% 13.2% 7.1% 9.3% 8.2%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 11.8 67.4 10.3 55.6 27.3
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 62.7 119.0 72.8 97.6 78.6
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 49.0 66.1 62.1 74.7 55.2
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 5.6 15.2 5.0* 12.6 8.1
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6.0 6.9 s s 6.0
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 26.4 24.0 s 23.3 26.3
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 54.6 60.8 12.8 29.9 56.4
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 8.5 16.4 1.5 6.6 9.4
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 210.5 93.9 29.6 59.7 199.5
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 8.0 33.8 7.2 29.2 13.2
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 12.1 51.6 13.7 36.9 23.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 39.4 33.1 0.0* 17.7* 38.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.3 54.5 10.7 42.8 28.1
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 186.8 238.8 82.8 143.2 192.0
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 92.2 132.5 24.0 80.4 98.0
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 39.6 57.8 s 37.6 41.6
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 24.9 41.0 12.0 20.0 27.0
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 129.1 161.5 49.9 95.1 131.7
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 35.0 37.2 12.0 33.8 36.0
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 19.0 22.7 s 15.9* 19.5
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.7 49.2 3.9 25.3 26.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 19.5 41.6 s 25.1 22.1
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 11.3 44.2 2.9 24.3 15.8
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 156.1 365.6 58.2 274.4 185.7
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 3.7 4.2 s 5.1 4.0
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 4.5 21.8 0.0* 10.6 6.9
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 74.5 89.9 27.1* 42.2 75.0
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 14.3 19.8 s 11.1* 14.8
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 23.8 43.8 s s 25.2
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 1.1 3.5* s s 1.5
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 44.3% 50.3% s 38.5% 44.6%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 68.6% 47.8% 56.5% 44.0% 66.1%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) 49.1% 33.3%* s s 43.5%
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 24.1 46.4 1.2 40.2 27.4
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 11.0 7.2 s s 10.1

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