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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 137,579 10,943 3,992 6,499 159,395
Percent of Population (2011) 86.3% 6.9% 2.5% 4.1% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 60,466 27,345 48,171 32,438 57,156
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 7.3% 42.6% 0.0% 29.9% 9.9%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 804.5 1,018.5 283.2 638.0 810.0
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 35.0% s s s 36.8%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6,262 8,868 1,288 4,779 6,280
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 1,341 154 67 110 1,726
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 78.9% 59.4% s 62.7% 75.5%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 74.1% 53.4% s 52.6% 70.2%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 9.8% 14.6% s 12.2% 10.6%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 6.4% 12.5% s 9.4% 7.3%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 17.2 67.4 s 44.2 26.5
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 66.8 130.8 73.9 102.6 77.2
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 51.2 63.3 66.1 77.8 55.5
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 4.7 s 0.0* s 5.2
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 6.8 s 0.0* s 6.4
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 22.5 s s s 21.9
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 62.6 67.2 12.5* 26.3 62.9
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 10.2 10.1 s 6.5* 10.1
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 223.9 163.2 s s 220.5
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 11.2 42.5 s 19.2 13.7
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 12.3 46.2 s 13.5* 16.9
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 56.1 37.1* s s 55.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 37.0 71.9 8.1* 40.8 39.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 222.7 264.2 0.0* 112.7* 222.4
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 85.7 136.1 s 43.2 89.7
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 37.7 51.0* s s 38.6
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 24.3 45.8 14.5* 13.6* 25.7
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 145.4 188.5 0.0* s 145.4
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 28.2 34.6 s 13.6 29.6
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 21.9 s 0.0* s 22.1
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 21.9 55.1 0.0* 11.6* 23.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 16.6 32.6* 0.0* s 17.7
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 14.3 42.1 s 19.9 15.7
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 202.5 486.2 28.4* 184.7 216.5
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 4.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 3.9
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 5.8 18.2 s 5.6* 6.4
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 85.3 81.0 s s 84.7
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 14.7 s 0.0* s 14.7
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 18.0 s 0.0* 0.0* 17.5
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) s s 0.0* s 1.8*
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 40.5% s s 0.0%* 39.8%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 64.0% 53.3%* 0.0%* s 63.1%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) s 0.0%* 0.0%* 0.0%* s
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 20.5 31.4 s 24.0 21.7
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 10.0 0.0* 0.0* s 9.1

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