Richmond County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2012-2014

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 299,281 47,909 39,576 85,603 473,279
Percentage of population (2014) 63.2% 10.1% 8.4% 18.1% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 81,266 47,235 72,449 59,272 74,043
Percentage of families below poverty~ 5.7% 21.7% 10.1% 19.7% 9.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 681.4 746.2 335.0 528.3 654.0
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 40.1% 70.0% 49.5% 57.4% 43.9%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,179 8,916 2,483 3,584 5,723
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 2,848 668 409 1,297 5,298
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 89.0% 74.9% 82.2% 81.2% 84.7%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 81.2% 68.6% 75.9% 74.4% 77.4%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 9.5% 16.0% 10.0% 12.3% 11.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.5% 12.5% 8.6% 8.2% 7.9%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 7.0 55.1 0.4* 31.9 19.4
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 68.5 139.9 52.3 92.6 84.1
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 52.0 61.0 52.2 65.4 56.6
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.6 13.0 2.4* 4.9 4.7
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.1 7.4 1.7* 3.2* 3.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 35.9 28.2 9.4 21.8 30.7
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 85.9 91.0 25.8 55.7 85.4
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.2 17.3 1.7 7.9 13.6
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 250.7 130.0 65.9 111.8 228.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.1 48.9 2.7 27.0 18.1
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.3 58.6 s 19.5 19.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 31.7 33.1 12.0 24.0 29.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 32.7 72.6 6.2 37.2 38.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 251.5 267.7 113.0 199.3 242.2
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 92.6 113.7 25.7 58.9 95.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 16.9 20.2 12.3 15.7 17.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.0 35.5 9.6 15.1 23.4
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 233.6 247.5 107.3 187.2 225.1
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 35.9 32.6 11.1 20.4 36.6
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 2.8 2.9* 0.0* 1.1* 2.6
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.0 37.1 4.3 16.0 19.1
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 19.1 33.7 12.5 16.2 19.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.9 53.2 4.1 19.4 19.6
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 206.5 405.0 95.3 223.0 236.7
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.6 5.1 0.0* 2.7 2.4
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.1 21.8 0.9* 4.4 5.2
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 69.4 55.3 31.6 36.0 62.8
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 16.0 26.6 4.7* 13.1 15.8
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 48.9 41.9 30.5 47.8 46.6
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 20.6 31.0 s 11.7 19.6
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 45.2 51.3 34.9 41.8 44.2
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 2.1 0.0* 0.0* s 2.2
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 7.4 13.8 s 9.3* 7.4
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 52.9 34.2 2.4 20.4 42.3
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.0 1.8* 2.7* 2.1* 6.1

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