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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 61,990 849 364 1,152 64,508
Percent of population (2012) 96.1% 1.3% 0.6% 1.8% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 45,210 0 36,269 9,366 44,304
Percent of families below poverty~ 10.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.6%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 702.1 390.7* 144.7* 846.1 699.1
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 35.9% 66.7%* 0.0%* 33.3%* 36.1%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,218 3,062 0 2,394 6,065
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 613 5 3 20 651
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 76.4% s s s 75.3%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 72.2% s s s 71.3%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.0% s s s 9.8%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.0% 0.0%* 0.0%* s 6.7%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 12.3 0.0* 0.0* 38.8* 16.0
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 62.0 31.0 32.8 100.0 71.1
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 56.4 26.1 32.8 82.2 56.8
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 7.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 6.7
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.5 0.0* 0.0* 104.3* 12.3
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.1 0.0* 144.7* 104.3* 23.1
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 68.1 31.5* s s 67.9
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.3 50.3* s s 18.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 209.8 0.0* s s 209.3
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 6.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 6.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 43.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 42.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 30.1 112.4* 0.0* s 30.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 218.0 73.7* 0.0* 208.6* 216.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 102.7 92.3 s s 102.3
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 29.4 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 29.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 27.3 s s s 27.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 154.6 73.7* 0.0* 208.6* 154.0
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 33.2 s s 0.0* 33.2
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 17.1
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 31.3 s 0.0* s 31.3
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 19.2 0.0* 0.0* 71.0* 19.4
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.2 s s s 15.2
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 207.0 401.9 82.1* 81.9 207.9
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 3.2* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 3.4
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 6.0 s 0.0* 0.0* 6.0
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 68.1 0.0* s s 68.6
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 13.4 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 13.3
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 40.9 0.0* 0.0* s 41.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 16.5 s 0.0* 0.0* 16.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 33.0 0.0* s 0.0* 35.4
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) 6.7* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 7.7*
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.6 s 0.0* s 17.8
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.9 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 10.6

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