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) 74.7% s s s 74.2%
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 NA NA NA NA 42.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted NA NA NA NA 8.9
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years NA NA NA NA 153.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted NA NA NA NA 4.4
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 9.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted NA NA NA NA 126.9
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years NA NA NA NA s
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years NA NA NA NA 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 NA NA NA NA 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
In selected counties, estimates for hospitalization-related indicators by racial and ethnic groups are suppressed due to anomalies in patient ethnicity data. See the "Facility Race/Ethnicity Concordance Report" http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/sparcs/reports/race_eth/2012/ethnicity/outside_nyc/medicaid/OutsideNYC-Medicaid-Ethnicity-Facility.pdf