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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2011) 1,073,014 110,493 56,124 255,486 1,498,816
Percent of Population (2011) 71.6% 7.4% 3.7% 17.0% 100.0%
Median Annual Household Income in US Dollars~ 89,418 68,204 88,792 70,351 84,889
Percent of Families Below Poverty~ 2.7% 9.1% 4.9% 10.2% 4.2%
General Health Indicators
Total Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 685.2 734.6 236.8 440.7 668.7
Percent Premature Deaths (< 75 Years) 36.1% 60.0% s 63.3% 39.1%
Years of Potential Life Lost per 100,000, Age-adjusted 5,671 7,333 1,722 4,115 5,458
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of Births per Year (3 Year Average) 9,283 1,340 704 5,051 16,672
Percent Births with Early (1st Trimester) Prenatal Care 82.8% 59.8% 73.7% 60.6% 73.6%
Percent Adequate Prenatal Care (Kotelchuck Index) 74.4% 50.2% 65.3% 53.2% 65.4%
Percent Premature Births (< 37 Weeks Gestation) 11.0% 19.3% 10.9% 12.4% 12.1%
Percent Low Birthweight Births (< 2.5 Kg) 7.2% 14.0% 9.4% 6.9% 7.7%
Teen (Age 15-17) Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 7.0 29.2 s 33.6 14.1
Total Pregnancy Rate per 1,000 Age 15-44 Females 61.1 89.9 60.9 107.7 74.3
Fertility Rate per 1,000 (All Births/Female Population 15-44) 48.6 53.8 54.4 92.7 58.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births 3.4 8.5 s 4.6 4.2
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor Vehicle-Related Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 9.4 13.0 s 12.1 9.9
Unintentional Injury Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 36.8 28.4 7.8 28.3 34.4
Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 68.2 60.8 19.3 88.9 76.9
Poisoning Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 10.0 9.7 1.3 7.6 10.9
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 65+ Years 210.6 84.0 52.7 302.7 233.1
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 9.9 27.6 3.3 20.6 14.6
Asthma Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 0-17 Years 12.8 40.1 6.9 21.3 19.3
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 34.7 20.0 s 18.6 32.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 26.4 43.2 5.2 46.8 34.9
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the Heart Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 197.1 207.9 69.9 113.9 192.2
Diseases of the Heart Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 115.5 129.9 37.9 146.7 127.9
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 25.7 35.5 12.7 18.8 26.1
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.7 35.1 10.7 36.9 27.2
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 147.4 164.2 58.1 89.7 144.3
Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 49.1 46.4 20.9 50.9 52.9
Congestive Heart Failure Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 16.3 9.7 8.1* 6.3 15.5
Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 22.7 41.8 7.3 47.1 28.3
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted 12.3 23.7 7.3* 13.3 12.9
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Primary Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 10.5 36.6 4.2 20.7 15.1
Diabetes Hospitalizations per 10,000 (Any Dx ICD9 250), Age-adjusted 160.7 349.2 79.1 294.7 205.4
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 6-17 Years 2.6 4.6 s 1.9 2.7
Diabetes Short-term Complications Hospitalizations per 10,000, Aged 18+ Years 2.8 10.9 0.8 4.4 4.2
Cancer Indicators
Lung Cancer Indicidence per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 77.6 59.4 31.3 33.8 72.7
Colorectal Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 16.3 24.9 8.5* 14.8 16.4
Female Breast Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 23.5 28.8 8.6* 12.1 22.7
Cervix Uteri Cancer Mortality per 100,000, Age-adjusted (2008-2010) 1.8 4.5* 0.0* s 1.9
Percent Early Stage Colorectal Cancer (2008-2010) 44.4% 35.8% 48.5% 49.2% 44.4%
Percent Early Stage Female Breast Cancer (2008-2010) 66.3% 50.0% 73.5% 52.6% 64.8%
Percent Early Stage Cervical Cancer (2008-2010) 45.8% 34.8%* s 53.6% 46.2%
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related Hospitalizations per 10,000, Age-adjusted 28.1 15.1 1.9 9.4 25.6
Suicide Mortality Rate per 100,000, Age-adjusted 8.1 7.5 4.0* 4.2 7.6

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