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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 1,067,563 111,185 57,330 259,534 1,499,273
Percent of population (2012) 71.2% 7.4% 3.8% 17.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 91,024 66,662 88,721 69,808 85,931
Percent of families below poverty~ 2.9% 8.4% 6.3% 11.1% 4.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 681.0 759.8 270.5 462.3 665.4
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 35.9% 59.6% 56.3% 61.7% 38.8%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,840 7,377 1,756 3,762 5,492
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 8,839 1,322 712 5,010 16,186
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 84.2% 63.3% 75.7% 65.6% 76.2%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 75.7% 53.4% 67.3% 56.9% 67.5%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.9% 19.1% 11.2% 12.3% 12.0%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.0% 14.4% 9.2% 7.0% 7.7%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 6.3 28.2 1.1* 27.3 12.5
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 60.3 87.4 57.5 96.4 71.8
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 48.1 53.1 53.8 84.0 57.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.6 8.3 1.9* 4.5 4.3
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 9.1 14.7 4.2* 12.0 9.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 43.0 33.8 9.0 31.2 39.3
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 71.9 62.9 21.6 90.5 76.8
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.0 11.1 1.7 8.0 11.1
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 219.5 85.4 53.4 308.1 231.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.4 29.5 3.3 20.1 14.2
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 12.6 42.5 8.1 18.1 18.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 35.4 22.9 5.3* 17.8 33.4
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 27.9 47.0 5.7 46.3 34.1
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 190.0 216.7 81.8 122.2 186.7
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 111.2 125.6 38.9 139.4 120.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.1 32.9 17.8 20.4 25.7
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.3 35.8 11.3 38.5 26.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 140.0 172.6 70.7 95.8 138.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 45.4 44.2 19.3 44.1 48.0
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.7 12.4 8.8* 8.2 15.2
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.3 39.9 8.2 47.8 26.6
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.0 28.3 6.2* 15.4 12.9
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.5 37.9 4.2 19.2 15.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 168.9 365.9 90.3 296.7 205.7
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 2.4 5.2 s 2.2 2.7
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.3 11.7 0.6* 3.8 4.4
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 76.8 56.9 21.4 31.9 71.3
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 16.0 23.8 9.8 13.3 16.1
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 45.3 53.0 28.6 34.5 44.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 23.7 27.1 s 11.4 22.5
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 48.8 67.7 25.8 33.5 47.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 1.8 5.4* 0.0* s 2.0
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 6.7 13.4 s 8.6 7.3
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 31.3 17.0 2.1 9.9 25.6
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.2 6.3 4.6* 4.6 9.0

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