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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 631,355 423,580 572,880 634,077 2,272,771
Percent of population (2012) 27.8% 18.6% 25.2% 27.9% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 60,560 55,914 53,083 49,718 54,948
Percent of families below poverty~ 6.8% 11.9% 16.1% 16.8% 12.7%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 637.8 665.4 362.7 404.6 557.6
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 29.9% 53.1% 51.1% 54.7% 40.4%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,903 7,315 2,815 3,209 4,706
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 6,598 4,972 8,337 9,929 30,423
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 80.5% 63.8% 70.6% 66.3% 70.2%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 73.0% 57.0% 65.3% 64.1% 65.2%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 8.6% 14.7% 9.7% 11.7% 11.0%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.5% 11.9% 8.5% 6.8% 8.1%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 8.7 46.0 3.6 42.6 30.0
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 75.6 124.9 70.3 107.2 102.3
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 56.5 52.4 63.1 68.3 61.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.9 9.3 3.1 3.2 4.6
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.4 4.4 3.2 3.0 3.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.0 15.5 10.5 12.4 16.2
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 62.8 48.8 28.1 39.1 56.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.3 7.9 2.6 4.2 6.8
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 243.9 92.9 83.9 96.9 180.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.0 31.4 7.0 18.2 18.2
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 16.0 48.7 12.1 27.2 29.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.3 18.6 10.8 10.7 18.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.4 44.5 11.3 26.3 30.6
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 227.0 227.5 109.4 131.8 195.3
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 97.7 116.5 55.1 63.9 103.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 19.6 22.7 21.4 16.5 20.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.1 31.5 13.2 16.6 22.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 206.5 206.9 100.3 122.0 177.9
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 39.2 35.8 29.4 26.9 43.5
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.7 5.3 2.3 2.7 4.8
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.6 40.8 10.1 16.2 25.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 13.4 30.7 13.6 14.1 16.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 12.6 35.3 7.3 15.4 18.6
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 178.9 320.5 129.2 180.5 230.5
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.8 4.0 0.5 1.9 2.3
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.1 12.5 0.8 3.7 5.1
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 65.6 46.5 37.9 28.9 49.5
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 17.1 16.5 10.3 12.1 15.1
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 48.4 48.5 34.5 37.4 44.5
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 20.2 23.8 9.5 14.5 18.0
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 49.2 47.8 34.1 34.5 42.1
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 2.5 4.7 1.9 2.7 2.8
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 9.2 12.0 9.6 10.9 10.3
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.7 16.4 1.9 7.2 12.3
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.8 3.5 6.4 4.5 6.1

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