Essex County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2010-2012

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 36,437 1,064 320 1,013 38,961
Percent of population (2012) 93.5% 2.7% 0.8% 2.6% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 46,948 0 51,157 0 46,434
Percent of families below poverty~ 9.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.7%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 684.9 911.4* 428.5* 930.7* 679.3
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 38.0% 0.0%* 66.7%* 33.3%* 38.1%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,819 0 7,485 5,344 6,622
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 318 1 3 6 329
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 72.7% 0.0%* s s 72.2%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 70.9% 0.0%* s s 70.3%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.2% s s s 9.2%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.5% 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* 6.3%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years# 13.0 0.0* s s 12.8
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years# 65.4 35.7* 52.6 96.1 65.8
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 54.9 17.2* 35.1* 76.0 54.7
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 1.0* 0.0* 0.0* s 3.0*
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 14.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 13.1
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 39.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 36.7
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 31.6 50.3* 0.0* 1,795.7 48.0
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 s 0.0* 162.4 10.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 100.3 0.0* 0.0* 6,838.2 165.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 2.9 0.0* 0.0* 183.2 6.2
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 2.8* 0.0* 0.0* 182.2* 6.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 39.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 39.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 12.0 0.0* 0.0* 785.7 21.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 162.9 689.9* 115.2* 368.9* 164.9
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 32.0 s 0.0* 4,506.5 70.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 26.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 25.9
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.1 s 0.0* 782.1 14.8
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 103.9 689.9* 0.0* 290.3* 104.1
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.2 s 0.0* 1,850.2 26.0
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 9.9 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 9.8
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.3 0.0* 0.0* 967.5 18.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 22.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 6.2 s 0.0* 244.0 9.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 76.6 174.6 s 6,581.4 138.2
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years s 0.0* 0.0* s s
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.6 0.0* 0.0* 34.6* 3.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 66.1 s 0.0* 0.0* 67.0
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 18.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 17.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 47.9 0.0* s s 48.8
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 18.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 17.8
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 30.9 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 30.3
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.6 s 0.0* 141.8 12.6
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 19.0 0.0* 99.8* 0.0* 18.7

Key

Symbol Meaning
* Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate or percent 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
# Essex and Hamilton County data are combined for confidentiality