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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2013) 545,866 135,977 59,778 225,423 968,802
Percentage of population (2013) 56.3% 14.0% 6.2% 23.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 102,347 49,850 119,238 49,298 81,164
Percentage of families below poverty~ 2.3% 14.5% 6.3% 18.7% 7.4%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 555.2 682.9 272.2 382.8 553.4
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 27.0% 53.2% 51.7% 58.1% 33.2%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,383 7,369 2,100 3,110 4,419
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 4,388 1,464 726 3,700 10,572
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 69.3% 59.7% 72.2% 65.3% 66.4%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 67.7% 52.3% 66.2% 58.3% 61.8%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.6% 15.7% 10.6% 11.1% 11.5%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.8% 12.7% 8.8% 6.7% 7.8%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 2.2 26.9 0.8* 18.9 11.3
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 56.8 76.5 57.1 86.0 72.3
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 50.6 49.7 53.9 71.4 58.2
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.4 11.8 2.3* 4.5 4.5
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4.8 7.0 1.2* 2.9 4.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.9 20.9 7.8 18.1 21.4
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 55.3 54.0 20.7 45.5 59.1
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.1 10.8 2.0 5.3 8.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 227.7 112.6 65.3 132.7 217.4
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.7 32.1 5.5 15.9 13.7
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 10.0 38.7 7.5 15.6 17.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.0 19.8 8.6* 10.9 22.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.1 48.0 8.7 26.8 26.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 158.5 202.0 74.2 99.0 159.4
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 69.6 106.0 27.8 63.6 84.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.2 28.5 18.6 21.4 24.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.0 33.5 8.8 18.2 21.1
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 116.1 153.7 54.7 75.1 117.4
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 25.6 32.7 12.4 22.9 32.0
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.5 10.7 6.2* 6.1 12.1
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.1 36.6 7.3 20.3 21.4
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.3 25.3 10.7 11.6 10.9
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.2 36.3 3.1 13.8 13.2
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 118.0 337.1 73.8 185.2 169.5
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 0.9 2.3 s 0.9 1.3
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.3 11.0 0.7* 3.0 3.9
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 57.5 51.9 28.5 34.7 53.3
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 13.1 15.5 12.8 8.3 12.8
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 40.2 44.1 23.6 30.4 39.4
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 20.0 27.9 8.4* 14.8 20.0
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 42.4 40.2 33.5 29.0 39.2
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 1.0 4.7 s s 1.7
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2010-2012) 5.5 11.9 s 8.0 6.6
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.5 46.5 1.6 13.5 22.6
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.3 2.3 4.6* 4.0 6.4

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