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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 621,584 429,438 609,235 650,576 2,321,580
Percentage of population (2014) 26.8% 18.5% 26.2% 28.0% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 63,583 57,924 56,109 50,882 57,210
Percentage of families below poverty~ 6.4% 11.3% 15.8% 16.3% 12.3%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 633.2 635.9 356.0 393.2 544.8
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 30.0% 51.8% 50.8% 52.5% 40.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,701 6,871 2,982 3,065 4,583
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 6,674 4,618 9,044 9,492 30,307
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 82.7% 65.8% 72.0% 69.8% 72.7%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 77.8% 61.5% 66.9% 68.4% 68.9%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 8.5% 13.7% 9.2% 11.1% 10.4%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.3% 11.4% 8.3% 7.2% 8.0%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 5.9 32.7 1.9 33.4 23.0
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 74.5 111.7 66.3 97.3 97.0
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 57.7 49.3 65.9 65.3 61.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.7 7.8 2.8 2.8 4.2
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.4 4.6 3.6 3.9 4.0
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.2 16.4 10.8 14.5 17.2
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 55.7 43.4 23.9 40.7 54.1
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.4 8.2 2.3 5.2 7.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 229.4 84.6 75.1 100.0 173.8
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.8 25.9 5.9 17.0 16.8
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 13.6 43.5 10.7 26.5 27.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.3 19.5 10.8 10.7 18.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.2 36.4 9.9 24.3 27.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 212.2 207.1 101.2 118.8 178.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 78.5 99.5 41.4 53.6 88.3
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 24.0 19.6 17.0 21.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.5 27.7 11.8 15.3 21.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 188.9 185.5 92.6 107.1 159.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 27.2 27.0 20.8 19.2 33.6
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.3 6.0 1.9 3.7 5.8
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.2 36.4 8.9 14.7 23.5
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 13.7 30.1 13.8 12.8 16.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.2 29.9 5.0 14.2 16.8
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 154.6 282.4 108.5 162.6 213.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.4 4.1 0.6 2.0 2.3
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.1 11.9 0.9 4.3 5.4
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 63.0 42.0 39.6 26.5 46.7
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 16.6 14.9 10.4 11.0 14.2
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 43.9 44.2 34.7 33.1 40.8
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 21.7 25.8 8.5 12.3 18.3
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 45.9 48.5 29.2 31.3 39.5
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 2.2 5.7 2.4 3.4 3.1
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 8.8 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.2
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.5 13.1 1.7 7.2 10.6
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.9 3.5 6.5 3.4 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