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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 871,867 153,091 115,318 207,002 1,349,233
Percent of population (2012) 64.6% 11.3% 8.5% 15.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 101,110 80,220 112,763 67,581 94,273
Percent of families below poverty~ 2.2% 8.9% 4.1% 13.3% 4.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 603.4 673.1 318.5 422.9 592.5
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 27.4% 55.8% 49.9% 58.6% 31.9%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,751 7,054 2,054 3,507 4,653
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 7,397 1,618 1,341 3,497 14,091
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 88.8% 68.3% 82.0% 71.7% 81.3%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 82.7% 63.1% 75.7% 68.5% 76.1%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.0% 15.2% 9.8% 12.0% 11.1%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.2% 12.3% 9.0% 7.1% 8.0%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 2.8 20.9 0.8* 23.3 8.5
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 62.2 77.1 60.1 89.7 71.0
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 52.4 48.2 54.9 73.7 57.1
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.1 13.2 2.7 3.9 3.9
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 7.2 4.6 10.7 7.1
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 28.9 18.5 11.4 22.8 25.6
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 68.6 61.1 24.4 102.2 70.4
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.5 10.7 2.7 8.1 9.0
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 253.6 96.8 69.6 356.5 243.5
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.0 35.0 6.4 21.9 14.3
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 12.9 47.9 12.2 25.0 20.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 26.1 17.5 9.3 10.9 23.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.1 51.4 9.5 51.5 28.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 214.3 254.6 115.5 140.4 211.7
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 103.6 120.9 45.6 131.5 107.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 22.3 25.4 20.1 22.8 22.9
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.0 38.2 10.7 42.4 23.5
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 177.4 220.6 101.0 123.7 176.3
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 38.9 37.9 23.2 39.4 39.9
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.3 8.0 4.5* 2.8* 11.5
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 39.6 8.7 43.6 23.8
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 9.3 22.5 8.6 12.3 10.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.4 40.4 3.5 22.1 14.5
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 157.4 367.8 102.9 311.4 191.9
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.7 2.5 s 1.5 1.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.7 10.7 0.5 4.8 3.8
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 66.2 51.2 19.0 31.0 59.9
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 12.7 15.1 9.0 8.3 12.6
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 41.1 38.1 28.5 28.6 39.6
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 19.4 29.6 7.6 15.7 19.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 49.0 60.3 37.1 26.1 47.1
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 1.3 4.0 s 2.1* 1.7
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 6.1 7.8 5.9* 5.5 6.3
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 25.4 19.5 2.3 9.1 19.4
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.1 3.5 3.5 5.5 6.3

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