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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 301,789 47,500 37,995 84,441 472,621
Percentage of population (2013) 63.9% 10.1% 8.0% 17.9% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 77,293 48,007 81,521 55,370 71,441
Percentage of families below poverty~ 5.4% 21.8% 9.1% 19.8% 9.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 672.1 788.7 320.6 544.9 652.0
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 40.3% 69.9% 49.5% 58.9% 44.3%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,004 9,206 2,069 3,852 5,652
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 2,872 714 416 1,300 5,371
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 88.6% 75.6% 80.8% 80.5% 84.2%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 79.6% 65.9% 71.7% 72.2% 75.3%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.5% 15.8% 11.3% 12.1% 11.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.9% 12.2% 9.0% 8.0% 8.1%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 7.3 66.0 0.0* 33.2 21.3
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 69.4 150.3 53.6 95.8 86.9
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 51.8 64.9 53.6 66.0 57.1
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.8 13.1 3.2* 4.9 4.8
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.2 6.7* 2.6* 3.3* 3.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 33.9 26.9 10.1 20.6 29.5
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 85.3 83.2 25.9 51.9 83.5
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.4 15.4 2.0 7.2 14.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 239.2 115.5 57.8 115.2 218.4
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 12.2 51.7 3.3 26.3 18.9
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.0 55.1 2.9* 16.7 18.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 32.1 34.7 9.2* 21.2 30.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 35.7 78.2 7.8 37.1 40.9
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 254.8 283.3 102.0 203.4 245.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 99.3 119.0 27.2 57.6 100.7
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.1 22.4 10.5 18.0 17.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.3 35.3 8.7 13.9 23.4
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 237.2 265.1 94.2 193.3 229.0
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 40.9 35.3 13.4 24.5 41.2
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 2.1 1.6* 0.0* 1.4* 2.0
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.7 36.3 3.9 13.8 17.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.5 41.7 15.6 20.3 20.3
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.9 54.5 4.7 21.0 20.5
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 214.8 423.0 100.8 226.8 245.1
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 2.0 6.5 0.0* 2.5 2.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.3 18.7 0.9* 3.9 4.9
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 69.5 63.0 21.5 31.8 62.8
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 16.8 18.4 10.5 15.8 16.4
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 48.1 49.2 32.2 39.6 46.0
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 21.6 36.3 s 19.2 21.4
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 45.6 46.3 37.8 35.3 43.4
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 1.4 0.0* s s 1.8
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 5.2 8.5* s 8.0* 5.4
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 56.7 39.1 3.3 22.9 45.9
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.3 0.6* 1.4* 2.7* 5.6

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