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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 634,948 421,731 555,350 625,016 2,247,848
Percent of Population (2011) 28.2% 18.8% 24.7% 27.8% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 60,044 56,999 53,304 50,381 55,246
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 6.7% 11.0% 14.4% 16.3% 11.9%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 621.1 659.3 366.5 399.6 555.2
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 30.0% 53.8% 51.6% 56.4% 40.7%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 5,768 7,174 2,753 3,271 4,697
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 6,630 5,174 7,848 10,151 30,511
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 80.9% 64.4% 71.3% 67.4% 70.8%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 72.1% 56.8% 65.5% 64.6% 65.1%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 9.0% 15.4% 10.1% 12.3% 11.6%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 6.5% 12.3% 8.3% 6.8% 8.1%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 9.0 53.6 6.6 46.1 32.7
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 73.3 130.6 77.2 113.3 103.9
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 54.2 53.7 62.1 70.6 62.1
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 3.7 9.3 2.5 3.2 4.3
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 3.8 3.8 3.5 2.6 3.6
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 23.0 14.4 10.7 12.0 16.1
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 65.1 50.6 30.9 35.8 57.2
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 7.8 7.6 2.9 3.5 6.5
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 244.7 96.6 89.7 89.3 181.4
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 11.3 34.1 7.5 17.3 18.8
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 17.1 55.4 13.1 26.3 31.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 23.4 17.7 10.4 10.3 18.1
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 26.5 47.4 12.1 24.9 31.0
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 237.9 239.3 122.3 140.7 209.7
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 103.9 123.1 64.2 66.9 108.5
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 17.2 22.1 18.7 15.7 18.6
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 20.1 32.4 14.6 15.5 23.1
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 218.0 220.5 114.0 131.2 192.9
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 43.9 40.4 35.2 30.7 48.1
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 5.4 4.7 2.3 2.0 4.5
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.5 41.9 11.5 16.5 25.8
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 13.5 28.5 13.6 12.7 15.8
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 12.2 36.9 8.2 14.5 18.6
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 179.3 324.7 138.2 172.2 227.8
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 2.1 4.8 0.5 1.5 2.3
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 2.9 11.3 0.9 3.1 4.8
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 64.6 47.9 37.9 31.8 50.3
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 16.1 16.9 10.2 11.8 14.7
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 21.1 22.3 9.2 14.4 18.0
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 2.4 3.5 1.2 2.2 2.3
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 41.0% 41.2% 43.8% 40.6% 41.5%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 65.2% 56.6% 61.7% 60.9% 62.1%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) 47.0% 39.5% 55.7% 52.0% 48.4%
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 19.5 18.8 2.4 7.1 13.2
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 7.5 3.4 5.5 4.3 5.6

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