Suffolk County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2013

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 1,059,823 112,051 58,756 265,513 1,499,738
Percentage of population (2013) 70.7% 7.5% 3.9% 17.7% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 91,411 65,358 92,849 71,905 86,821
Percentage of families below poverty~ 3.1% 10.7% 7.3% 11.0% 4.9%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 673.9 746.4 302.8 448.6 656.3
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 35.8% 59.7% 49.2% 60.5% 38.6%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,861 7,334 1,822 3,660 5,467
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 8,520 1,300 697 4,945 15,761
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 84.6% 66.1% 76.9% 67.9% 77.2%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 78.2% 59.5% 70.5% 60.2% 70.4%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 11.0% 18.7% 10.3% 12.6% 12.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.0% 14.3% 8.6% 6.9% 7.7%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 5.0 23.8 1.9* 21.7 10.4
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 58.8 82.4 54.0 93.2 70.2
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 47.1 52.1 51.4 82.5 56.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.5 7.4 2.9* 5.1 4.4
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 9.1 12.2 3.3* 12.5 9.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 45.8 33.9 10.8 32.7 41.7
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 74.9 66.3 21.1 90.6 77.4
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.9 12.0 2.1 7.9 11.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 226.7 88.5 55.1 308.4 229.9
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 10.7 30.9 2.9 18.5 13.9
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 12.5 42.3 6.6 16.9 18.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 34.9 20.8 8.5* 18.5 32.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 28.4 48.0 5.3 42.1 32.4
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 185.7 211.5 95.9 115.7 182.3
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 107.2 121.2 36.1 119.2 112.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.0 33.2 14.6 20.0 24.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 23.4 37.8 9.7 34.8 26.0
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 136.0 171.9 86.3 88.9 134.7
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 41.7 42.6 17.9 37.0 43.0
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.9 11.7 6.6* 8.7 15.2
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.2 37.0 8.5 39.9 25.1
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.1 27.7 11.1 14.9 12.2
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 11.9 40.2 4.0 17.1 14.8
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 170.9 364.6 83.2 275.0 199.2
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 2.5 5.3 s 2.0 2.8
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 3.5 14.2 0.5* 4.0 4.6
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 73.2 60.4 27.3 27.8 68.1
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 14.6 18.1 9.0 9.5 14.3
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 43.0 43.0 28.5 36.6 42.2
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 23.7 28.3 s 11.5 22.7
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 47.4 58.5 33.0 32.0 46.2
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 2.0 4.9* 0.0* s 2.1
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 6.0 10.5 s 7.4 6.7
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 32.4 17.9 2.3 9.7 25.3
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.6 4.9 4.6* 4.5 9.1

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