Queens County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2013

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 627,489 426,963 588,826 642,259 2,296,175
Percentage of population (2013) 27.3% 18.6% 25.6% 28.0% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 62,493 56,475 54,210 49,054 55,695
Percentage of families below poverty~ 6.7% 11.4% 16.3% 17.1% 12.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 633.6 651.9 360.4 391.3 549.2
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 29.7% 52.6% 49.9% 53.8% 40.2%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,832 7,108 2,878 3,123 4,645
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 6,637 4,787 8,709 9,653 30,286
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 81.5% 64.8% 71.5% 68.0% 71.5%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 74.6% 58.2% 65.6% 65.5% 66.3%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 8.4% 14.3% 9.4% 11.2% 10.6%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.3% 11.6% 8.4% 7.0% 8.1%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 6.6 39.0 2.0 36.8 26.1
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 74.9 116.9 65.5 101.1 99.2
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 57.1 50.8 65.0 66.5 61.6
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 4.2 8.9 3.0 3.0 4.5
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.4 4.3 3.8 3.5 3.8
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.2 16.0 11.0 14.2 17.3
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 59.0 46.5 25.7 41.4 55.2
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.4 8.4 2.6 5.3 7.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 237.9 90.4 78.3 103.0 177.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.8 27.3 6.4 18.5 17.3
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 15.0 44.0 11.0 27.3 27.5
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.2 19.1 10.8 11.2 19.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 25.6 39.3 10.7 26.5 29.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 215.7 215.7 104.5 120.1 183.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 87.6 106.7 47.7 60.3 95.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.0 24.4 18.7 16.7 20.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.8 29.6 12.4 16.0 22.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 194.1 195.5 96.2 110.2 165.8
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 32.4 31.0 24.2 22.5 37.8
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.6 6.0 2.3 3.0 5.5
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 38.3 9.6 16.7 24.5
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 13.4 29.8 14.6 13.9 16.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 12.2 32.5 6.1 15.9 17.8
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 166.9 301.6 119.9 178.6 222.6
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.7 4.5 0.5 2.0 2.3
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.2 12.2 0.7 4.6 5.3
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 64.1 44.7 39.8 27.6 48.2
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 17.0 17.2 10.3 10.5 14.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 46.0 47.7 34.8 35.3 42.8
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 21.1 25.8 8.7 12.6 18.1
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 46.4 47.3 31.0 32.6 39.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 2.9 5.0 1.9 3.0 3.0
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 8.6 11.9 10.9 11.9 10.5
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.7 14.8 1.9 7.7 11.5
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.8 3.9 6.1 3.8 5.9

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