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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2014) 541,649 137,210 61,720 230,248 972,634
Percentage of population (2014) 55.7% 14.1% 6.3% 23.7% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 103,621 52,992 123,188 52,992 83,422
Percentage of families below poverty~ 2.5% 12.9% 5.3% 17.0% 6.9%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 541.4 675.3 259.0 367.5 539.0
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 27.3% 52.5% 52.6% 57.2% 33.4%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,228 7,263 2,019 3,125 4,312
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 4,024 1,474 696 3,697 10,546
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 74.3% 60.9% 75.0% 65.9% 66.3%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck index) 74.7% 54.0% 70.7% 58.2% 62.3%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.9% 16.4% 10.7% 11.3% 11.6%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.0% 12.6% 8.4% 6.8% 7.8%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 1.6 24.2 0.5* 19.1 10.6
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 53.1 80.9 53.5 86.5 73.8
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 46.6 49.9 50.4 70.5 57.8
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.8 11.5 2.9* 4.5 4.6
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4.1 5.1 0.7* 3.4 4.2
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.1 19.5 7.7 19.0 21.6
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 48.5 50.8 17.7 41.0 55.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.1 9.6 1.9 4.6 7.7
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 193.5 103.2 49.4 124.8 199.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 6.6 32.3 4.3 13.5 13.5
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.2 45.1 7.6 12.2 18.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.5 19.2 10.8 8.2 22.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 17.2 46.5 7.8 23.6 25.6
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 152.2 201.4 66.6 88.4 152.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 59.2 95.5 25.0 60.3 78.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 21.2 29.0 18.0 18.5 22.3
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.7 30.5 7.4 17.1 20.1
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 110.6 149.0 49.5 71.0 111.6
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.4 28.0 10.7 20.7 28.4
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.6 11.7 6.1* 5.4 12.1
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.3 33.7 6.6 19.5 20.9
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.8 23.7 8.0 11.3 10.2
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 7.2 33.3 2.7 11.9 12.7
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 104.7 311.5 67.0 164.0 164.1
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 1.0 2.9 s 0.7* 1.5
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.3 11.6 0.7 3.0 4.3
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 55.7 50.9 26.9 34.1 51.5
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 12.4 17.4 10.4 7.0 12.2
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 38.5 41.6 25.9 31.4 37.4
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 19.7 25.5 7.2* 15.0 19.6
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 41.6 41.3 38.6 27.9 38.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 1.2 5.0 s s 1.8
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2011-2013) 5.5 11.5 5.4* 8.1 6.4
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.1 39.9 1.8 11.9 21.5
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.0 2.5 4.8* 4.8 6.5

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