Nassau County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2009-2011

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 878,319 150,648 111,452 202,022 1,344,436
Percent of Population (2011) 65.3% 11.2% 8.3% 15.0% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 99,715 79,154 114,461 67,712 94,341
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 2.0% 9.9% 4.0% 11.7% 4.1%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 599.1 681.8 282.1 420.7 589.8
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 27.1% 56.2% 50.8% 58.4% 31.5%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 4,625 7,080 1,893 3,468 4,577
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 7,658 1,636 1,246 3,540 14,321
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 89.2% 66.6% 81.5% 69.3% 80.9%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 82.7% 62.2% 75.5% 66.7% 75.7%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 10.5% 16.4% 10.4% 12.9% 11.8%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 7.5% 12.9% 9.0% 7.0% 8.2%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 3.5 26.9 0.8* 30.6 10.7
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 63.2 85.8 60.6 99.6 74.3
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 52.8 48.9 53.0 80.2 58.1
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 2.7 13.4 1.9* 3.8 4.2
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6.5 8.4 3.3* 10.3 6.9
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 24.1 18.0 10.7 19.3 21.8
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 70.5 61.1 24.9 106.6 72.7
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 9.3 11.0 2.7 8.1 9.0
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 263.6 102.0 70.9 382.0 254.5
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 10.0 33.8 6.1 23.7 14.5
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 12.2 42.0 12.7 29.6 20.8
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 25.7 17.0 8.5 9.4 23.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 23.8 51.6 9.5 48.7 28.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 216.6 259.9 103.6 149.3 214.8
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 110.1 126.3 48.9 157.1 114.7
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 22.0 23.4 18.8 18.3 22.2
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 21.4 39.2 10.0 46.3 24.8
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 180.1 226.2 90.3 134.3 179.6
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 42.7 41.0 27.0 53.6 44.2
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 11.4 8.3 2.6* 3.5* 10.8
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.4 43.2 9.1 43.6 25.4
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 9.4 21.8 4.5 10.5 10.3
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 10.7 41.7 3.8 25.0 14.8
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 161.9 378.8 100.2 338.3 196.1
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 1.5 4.4 s 2.0 2.0
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 2.6 9.7 0.5 4.6 3.6
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 67.3 50.0 16.3 28.5 60.9
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 13.4 17.4 8.9 8.9 13.4
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 20.6 28.7 12.8 13.3 20.9
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 1.3 3.4* s s 1.5
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 42.7% 37.7% 41.8% 49.5% 42.7%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 69.9% 56.7% 55.9% 65.2% 68.0%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) 44.4% s 60.0%* 58.8% 47.0%
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 24.6 20.1 2.4 9.2 19.4
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6.3 3.3 3.2 3.9 5.5

Key

Symbol Meaning
* Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate 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