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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 36,580 1,132 300 1,036 39,181
Percent of Population (2011) 93.4% 2.9% 0.8% 2.6% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 46,092 0 34,539 60,164 45,626
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 8.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.5%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 675.4 s s s 668.7
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 38.2% s s s 38.4%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6,538 s 8,247 2,951 6,276
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 323 s 3 6 334
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 73.5% 0.0%* s s 72.7%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 72.0% 0.0%* s s 71.4%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 9.8% 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* 9.4%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 7.5% 0.0%* 0.0%* s 7.5%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 18.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 17.4
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 67.7 s s s 67.5
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 55.0 s s s 54.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 9.6 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 8.9
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 35.8 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 33.8
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 36.4 54.9* 0.0* 1,537.6 51.3
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 6.8 s 0.0* 130.8 9.8
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 123.3 0.0* 0.0* s 181.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 3.7 0.0* 0.0* 162.7 6.5
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years s 0.0* 0.0* 171.1* 5.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 37.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 37.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 15.7 0.0* 0.0* 584.1 23.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 164.0 s s s 165.6
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 44.3 s 0.0* 4,154.6 78.3
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 26.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 26.3
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 10.7 s 0.0* 509.7 16.1
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 114.4 s 0.0* s 113.9
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 15.2 s 0.0* 2,017.9 31.7
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 10.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 10.4
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 12.2 0.0* 0.0* 783.3 18.9
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 24.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 24.6
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 7.5 s 0.0* 223.9 10.7
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 87.9 266.6 s 5,572.4 140.7
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years s 0.0* 0.0* s s
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 2.6 s 0.0* 23.9* 3.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 70.0 s 0.0* 0.0* 70.0
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 18.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 18.1
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 15.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 15.5
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 32.4% 0.0%* s s 35.2%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 74.0% 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* 74.0%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) s 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* s
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 9.9 s 0.0* 88.9 12.7
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 13.0 0.0* s 0.0* 13.2

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