Essex County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2013

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 36,124 1,121 296 1,092 38,762
Percentage of population (2013) 93.2% 2.9% 0.8% 2.8% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 50,079 NA 50,781 NA 49,416
Percentage of families below poverty~ 7.2% NA NA NA 7.2%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 676.0 896.8* 430.1* 691.2* 670.5
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 38.1% 0.0%* 66.7%* 50.0%* 38.2%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,799 0 5,498 5,220 6,578
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 308 1 2 5 319
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 73.6% s s s 73.2%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 71.4% s s s 70.9%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.2% s s s 10.3%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.4% s s s 7.3%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years# 9.9 s s s 10.3
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years# 63.4 32.1* 48.6 73.8 63.7
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 54.1 15.5* 31.0* 60.4 53.8
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 1.1* s s s 3.1*
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 10.4
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 35.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 32.9
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 28.0 42.3* 0.0* 1,572.3 42.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 5.9 s 0.0* 140.5 8.9
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 92.8 0.0* 0.0* 6,875.0 153.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 1.9 s 0.0* 143.8 4.4
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years s 0.0* 0.0* s 4.2*
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 36.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 36.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.5 s 0.0* 680.7 19.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 165.1 597.9* 102.9* 249.1* 167.0
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 30.5 s 0.0* 3,546.1 61.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 23.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.1 0.0* 0.0* 618.8 12.4
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 110.2 597.9* 0.0* 172.5* 110.4
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.7 s 0.0* 1,246.9 19.6
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 10.0
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.5 0.0* 0.0* 964.1 19.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 21.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 21.1
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 6.6 0.0* 0.0* 229.8 9.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 72.8 113.9 s 5,490.1 126.9
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.6 0.0* 0.0* 52.4 4.0
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 75.3 s 0.0* 0.0* 75.0
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 14.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 13.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 44.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 42.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 20.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 19.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 34.4 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 33.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.4 s 0.0* 109.6 11.2
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.6 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 19.0

Key

Symbol Meaning
* Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate or percentage is unstable
s Data are suppressed. The data do not meet the criteria for confidentiality
~ White non-Hispanic, Black (including Hispanic), Asian (including Hispanic, excluding Pacific Islanders), and Hispanic
# Essex and Hamilton County data are combined for confidentiality
NA Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability or data quality, or data not available