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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 853,952 158,139 125,225 219,324 1,358,627
Percentage of population (2014) 62.9% 11.6% 9.2% 16.1% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 104,810 81,243 117,460 71,675 98,401
Percentage of families below poverty~ 2.4% 8.3% 4.1% 12.8% 4.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 588.7 636.2 323.9 384.3 572.6
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 28.0% 55.8% 47.8% 56.8% 32.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,769 6,614 2,286 3,349 4,598
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 7,096 1,658 1,461 3,611 14,051
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 91.4% 74.7% 84.2% 76.5% 84.6%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 86.8% 70.2% 80.0% 74.0% 80.6%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.8% 14.4% 9.9% 12.2% 10.9%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.2% 12.0% 9.4% 7.0% 7.9%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 2.0 17.6 0.3* 21.3 7.4
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 61.3 85.2 59.6 92.1 72.6
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 51.4 48.6 55.8 74.1 56.7
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.2 9.4 3.0 3.3 3.5
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.1 6.1 3.4 10.2 6.2
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 32.0 17.7 10.2 24.1 27.8
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 64.0 57.6 24.1 74.2 65.5
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.0 10.3 3.0 6.7 9.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 246.4 101.7 70.1 217.0 228.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.1 33.3 6.8 17.5 13.3
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 12.7 52.3 13.5 26.0 21.4
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.7 16.8 5.8 9.6 22.4
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.0 46.9 9.5 34.2 25.3
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 199.9 236.3 116.6 113.0 196.2
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 92.4 111.0 44.3 88.7 95.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 29.1 22.0 21.9 22.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.8 34.1 10.8 26.1 21.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 162.3 204.7 99.6 94.0 160.4
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 31.9 35.2 21.9 27.2 33.3
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 14.1 8.5 8.3 3.2* 13.0
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.3 33.3 9.0 29.5 21.8
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.7 19.1 8.4 10.9 9.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.6 35.6 3.6 16.4 13.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 144.3 333.4 103.5 224.3 175.1
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.9 4.0 s 1.3 2.0
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.8 11.3 0.7 4.9 4.0
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 64.7 43.5 29.3 32.1 58.4
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 12.5 11.3 10.0 7.7 11.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 39.7 46.9 23.9 25.3 38.4
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 19.2 27.6 8.8 16.6 19.6
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 45.0 54.0 34.9 29.4 43.6
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 0.9 3.9 s 3.2* 1.7
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 6.2 8.6 5.7 6.0 6.5
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.3 15.0 2.5 7.7 17.2
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.3 4.2 4.2 4.4 6.4

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