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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 1,050,134 113,511 62,076 273,623 1,502,968
Percentage of population (2014) 69.9% 7.6% 4.1% 18.2% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 93,087 68,322 96,123 72,423 88,323
Percentage of families below poverty~ 3.1% 10.7% 6.6% 10.4% 4.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 663.0 728.6 308.9 459.2 646.0
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 36.0% 59.7% 46.9% 58.5% 38.8%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,879 7,349 1,968 3,688 5,479
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 8,335 1,279 706 4,992 15,608
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 85.4% 68.7% 78.7% 70.1% 78.6%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 77.4% 60.3% 68.8% 60.5% 69.9%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.9% 18.1% 10.4% 12.7% 12.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.8% 13.7% 8.7% 7.2% 7.6%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 4.3 21.8 1.5* 20.6 9.6
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 59.2 86.3 52.2 95.3 71.5
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 46.9 51.0 50.1 82.8 56.2
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.4 7.3 2.8* 5.1 4.4
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.3 10.8 3.7* 11.1 9.0
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 44.5 32.6 10.9 29.8 40.1
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 74.3 66.3 19.1 84.7 75.7
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.4 11.9 2.1 7.3 10.6
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 224.5 94.0 49.3 283.4 223.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.6 30.5 2.7 17.1 13.4
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 13.0 43.2 6.3 17.3 18.8
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 32.2 22.9 8.7* 14.4 30.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 27.5 46.6 5.0 36.0 30.3
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 183.2 208.9 90.8 121.0 180.0
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 101.8 120.3 29.8 103.9 105.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.7 34.4 14.5 24.1 24.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.0 38.1 7.9 33.5 25.2
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 134.6 166.9 76.2 89.4 132.9
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 37.5 39.1 13.1 30.6 38.2
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.9 11.5 9.9* 11.4 15.4
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.1 39.2 7.7 35.6 24.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.7 25.2 12.7 12.9 11.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.8 37.3 3.2 14.9 14.0
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 166.5 356.8 76.0 249.9 190.4
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 2.4 4.1 s 1.5 2.5
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.9 14.7 s 3.8 4.8
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 73.1 58.6 27.1 23.2 67.6
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 13.7 16.2 8.6 10.1 13.5
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 41.9 42.4 28.4 32.1 40.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 22.7 25.8 10.4* 9.8 21.7
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 47.9 53.1 35.7 30.8 45.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 2.3 5.4* s s 2.3
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 6.3 8.7 s 8.1 6.7
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 33.5 18.7 2.3 9.8 25.8
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.8 3.4 4.3* 3.8 8.9

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