Rensselaer County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2013

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 137,381 11,316 3,967 6,895 159,918
Percentage of population (2013) 85.9% 7.1% 2.5% 4.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 62,144 25,552 41,205 40,678 59,818
Percentage of families below poverty~ 6.1% 40.9% NA 26.9% 9.1%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 778.6 962.1 190.1* 552.0 779.9
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 37.9% 69.2% 62.5%* 66.0% 39.6%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,572 8,711 836 4,973 6,508
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,305 161 63 116 1,693
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 79.3% 59.6% 75.3% 65.7% 76.1%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 73.8% 53.3% 63.7% 55.1% 69.8%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.5% 13.5% 9.5% 11.8% 10.9%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.3% 11.8% 5.8% 8.9% 7.8%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 14.4 45.3 13.6* 51.5 21.8
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 64.6 105.7 63.6 94.2 72.7
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 50.8 60.4 57.3 70.7 54.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 4.9 10.4* 0.0* 11.5* 5.5
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.5 0.0* 0.0* 3.5* 7.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.5 15.3* 0.0* 6.8* 22.8
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 58.5 56.9 21.5 34.8 59.2
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.2 9.8 s 7.9 9.1
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 208.9 129.2 s s 206.6
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.1 27.3 s 32.0 10.5
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 10.0 30.4 s 13.2 13.5
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 50.0 45.0 43.1* 13.5* 50.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 30.7 56.3 s 58.2 33.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 210.5 222.0 0.0* 130.7* 209.3
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 75.4 110.4 12.6* 53.1 78.8
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 30.7 25.2* 0.0* 39.5* 30.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.7 33.8 s 18.0 22.0
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 130.3 142.4 0.0* 82.6* 129.4
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.6 28.0 s 19.7 24.6
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 22.1 14.7* 0.0* 21.1* 22.0
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.8 44.4 0.0* 20.9 21.4
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.7 56.3 34.5* 0.0* 19.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 13.1 48.7 s 10.6 15.4
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 183.2 422.0 50.7 211.4 197.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 3.5 s 0.0* 0.0* 3.0
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 5.4 37.6 s 11.3 7.5
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 85.6 57.6 s s 83.7
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 14.4 s 0.0* s 14.5
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 45.1 48.1* s s 45.0
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 20.0 48.5* 0.0* s 20.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 40.6 s 0.0* s 40.0
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 2.2* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 2.0*
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 6.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 5.9
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.7 25.6 s 14.4 19.0
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.7 6.6* 0.0* 0.0* 9.8

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