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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 302,382 46,817 37,459 83,181 470,728
Percent of population (2012) 64.2% 9.9% 8.0% 17.7% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 78,969 45,298 71,598 57,150 72,060
Percent of families below poverty~ 5.2% 22.8% 9.7% 18.6% 9.3%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 663.4 731.7 325.8 635.9 651.1
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 40.1% 71.2% 54.6% 60.5% 44.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,890 9,009 2,288 4,480 5,693
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 2,911 739 415 1,332 5,478
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 88.3% 74.7% 77.7% 78.7% 83.3%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 79.1% 64.0% 69.2% 71.1% 74.3%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.8% 16.8% 11.2% 11.6% 11.3%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.2% 11.9% 8.5% 7.4% 8.0%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 8.8 79.1 0.8* 37.8 25.0
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 71.1 158.2 58.8 102.2 90.1
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 51.9 66.7 53.3 68.0 57.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.9 13.5 2.4* 5.5 5.1
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4.3 4.3* 3.6* 4.9 4.4
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 31.6 29.9 7.9 22.4 28.4
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 81.9 75.9 27.2 48.5 80.0
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.0 14.8 2.7 7.5 14.0
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 228.2 102.3 65.3 106.9 208.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 13.1 50.9 4.7 28.0 19.5
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.9 54.3 3.7* 16.1 18.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 30.7 25.3 12.5* 23.8 29.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 36.5 78.2 9.7 37.5 41.4
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 263.3 260.7 110.0 248.4 255.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 107.9 125.4 31.7 61.5 107.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 16.4 15.9 10.2* 19.6 16.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.1 38.3 9.3 15.6 24.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 248.6 247.5 102.6 236.7 241.3
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 46.7 39.0 17.0 28.0 46.1
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 2.3 0.0* 0.0* 1.5* 2.1
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.7 37.9 4.4 15.0 18.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.8 38.5 17.8 28.0 20.0
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 16.4 56.4 5.2 20.4 20.8
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 219.5 442.3 101.4 235.8 249.5
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.7 6.4 0.0* 2.9 2.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.9 17.3 0.9* 4.1 4.5
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 74.0 65.4 29.3 42.5 67.9
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 17.4 15.6 10.9 16.9 17.0
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 48.5 51.9 44.5 33.6 46.9
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 23.4 31.6 s 20.2 22.6
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 47.6 51.4 31.4 33.8 45.2
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 1.2* s s s 1.9
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 5.7 s 8.0* 7.1* 6.0
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 59.7 44.9 3.8 27.6 49.0
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.7 1.3* 2.4* 4.0 5.5

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