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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 136,492 11,532 4,232 7,144 159,774
Percentage of population (2014) 85.4% 7.2% 2.6% 4.5% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 63,237 23,372 46,938 35,489 60,140
Percentage of families below poverty~ 6.9% 39.4% 6.0% 28.3% 9.6%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 766.1 926.7 236.6* 530.9 766.2
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 39.0% 69.5% 44.4%* 65.2% 40.7%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,733 8,888 431 3,901 6,629
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,283 166 57 112 1,665
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 78.4% 59.1% 73.5% 68.4% 75.6%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 74.3% 52.9% 66.9% 61.6% 70.7%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.4% 16.7% 8.1% 9.5% 10.9%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.4% 13.1% 4.7%* 6.5% 7.7%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 13.2 43.7 25.0* 35.8 19.0
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 64.7 105.3 60.0 89.5 71.7
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 50.6 61.0 51.1 66.2 53.8
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 6.2 6.0* 0.0* 8.9* 6.4
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 8.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 27.7 16.2* 0.0* 7.9* 25.7
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 54.8 51.1 28.6 32.9 56.0
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.7 8.6 s 6.3 7.9
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 194.0 103.1 119.7* s 192.2
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.9 32.4 7.7* 33.3 10.9
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.4 29.6 s 15.6 13.5
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 56.5 44.5* 37.8* 7.5* 55.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 28.0 64.4 9.1* 59.7 31.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 197.9 219.5 14.3* 138.9* 197.8
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 72.1 112.5 12.2* 53.8 75.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 29.0 27.8* 0.0* 0.0* 28.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.7 34.8 10.5* 18.3 21.2
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 119.5 160.3 14.3* 85.6* 120.0
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.6 20.9 s 22.0 22.5
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 22.6 16.7* 0.0* 20.1* 22.6
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.6 45.7 s 17.3 20.9
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.0 63.4 32.0* 12.7* 21.1
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.5 46.0 s 8.5 13.9
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 176.3 430.5 81.0 229.5 192.7
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.9 s 0.0* 0.0* 1.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 5.6 37.4 s 10.0 7.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 83.9 97.2 s s 83.4
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 13.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 13.4
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 41.8 34.0* s s 41.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 23.2 s 0.0* s 23.7
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 43.9 s 0.0* s 42.7
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 2.6* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 2.4*
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 8.1 0.0* s 0.0* 7.8
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.6 28.9 s 15.7 22.2
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.6 14.5* 0.0* 0.0* 10.3

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