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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 137,833 10,971 4,044 6,627 159,835
Percent of population (2012) 86.2% 6.9% 2.5% 4.1% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 61,390 27,654 41,760 33,681 58,542
Percent of families below poverty~ 7.0% 38.8% 0.0% 33.7% 9.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 791.2 1,035.8 143.3* 634.3 794.7
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 36.0% 65.7% 83.3%* 62.5% 37.8%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,340 8,733 945 4,089 6,281
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,295 152 65 106 1,668
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 79.7% 60.6% 77.9% 66.0% 76.6%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 74.3% 55.4% 69.1% 54.4% 70.6%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.8% 12.9% 10.2% 12.3% 10.4%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.8% 12.7% 6.1% 9.4% 7.5%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 16.6 56.0 14.7* 48.6 25.2
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 65.7 117.6 64.7 90.2 74.6
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 49.9 58.4 59.3 67.4 53.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 4.4 8.8* 0.0* 6.3* 4.6
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 9.1 0.0* 0.0* 3.7* 8.0
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.6 13.8* 0.0* 7.1* 22.9
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 60.1 57.1 10.8 33.1 60.0
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.3 11.2 s 7.4 9.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 212.9 141.7 s s 209.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.5 29.4 s 24.6 11.5
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 11.2 31.0 s 13.6 14.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 54.6 55.0 35.6* 23.6* 54.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 33.3 63.8 s 47.7 35.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 215.1 291.1 0.0* 162.5* 215.7
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 81.2 132.3 s 52.1 85.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 36.5 36.2* 15.8* 42.8* 36.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.2 38.7 10.9* 8.8* 23.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 134.8 195.1 0.0* 88.5* 135.3
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.5 31.0 s 19.8 27.6
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 21.8 29.3* 0.0* 44.2* 22.3
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 54.7 0.0* 15.3 22.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.4 44.7* 35.6* 18.7* 18.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 13.6 41.6 s 13.8 15.2
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 192.5 438.8 32.6 184.1 205.3
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 4.9 s 0.0* 0.0* 4.1
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 5.5 23.5 s 8.4 6.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 84.7 74.3 s s 83.5
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 14.6 s 0.0* s 14.5
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 46.5 43.8* s s 46.3
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 17.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 17.7
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 41.7 45.8* 0.0* s 41.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 1.9* s 0.0* s 2.4*
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 5.4 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 5.0
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.6 28.0 s 15.5 20.1
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.4 2.7* 0.0* 0.0* 10.2

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