Herkimer County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2012-2014

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 60,924 949 404 1,316 63,744
Percentage of population (2014) 95.6% 1.5% 0.6% 2.1% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 46,292 3,839 37,583 32,604 45,649
Percentage of families below poverty~ 11.2% 34.5% 16.0% 48.0% 11.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 732.4 322.7* 182.8* 507.4 727.8
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 37.2% 100.0%* 50.0%* 50.0%* 37.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7,035 2,495 1,318 5,351 6,902
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 624 7 6 15 663
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 73.3% s s 64.1% 72.7%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 71.4% s s 55.3% 70.7%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.8% s s 7.7%* 10.9%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.4% s s 7.5%* 7.2%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 13.0 s s 28.3* 17.2
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 64.0 36.8 60.3 62.0 72.3
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 58.8 32.2 54.0 53.5 59.0
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 8.0 s s 22.7* 8.0
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 11.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.9 0.0* 87.9* 0.0* 25.3
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 55.7 27.7* 0.0* s 58.4
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.5 s 0.0* s 15.1
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 179.6 0.0* 0.0* s 187.5
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.9 s 0.0* 0.0* 7.9
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 7.1 s 0.0* 0.0* 7.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 46.1 68.8* 0.0* 0.0* 45.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.7 68.5* 0.0* 0.0* 27.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 212.0 0.0* 94.8* 209.6* 211.2
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 86.1 90.1 s s 89.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 24.8
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.3 s 0.0* 0.0* 22.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 150.7 0.0* 94.8* 106.2* 150.1
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.6 s 0.0* s 27.8
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.0 0.0* 0.0* 51.7* 15.1
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.6 s s s 27.3
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.3 61.7* 0.0* 65.4* 25.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.1 s 0.0* s 14.7
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 188.7 319.4 56.6* 91.3 196.4
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 2.1*
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 6.1 s 0.0* 0.0* 6.5
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 74.7 0.0* s s 74.7
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 18.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 18.4
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 40.2 0.0* 0.0* s 40.6
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 16.6 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 16.3
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 32.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 32.0
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 5.7* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 5.6*
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 13.2 s 0.0* s 14.2
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 13.7 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 13.1

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
NA Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability or data quality, or data not available