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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2012) 547,274 134,743 58,273 219,719 961,670
Percent of population (2012) 56.9% 14.0% 6.1% 22.8% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars~ 99,897 51,963 120,783 49,390 79,887
Percent of families below poverty~ 2.4% 12.5% 5.7% 17.7% 6.9%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 558.8 667.6 265.3 382.5 557.4
Percent premature deaths (< 75 years) 26.7% 55.0% 49.8% 60.5% 33.1%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,367 7,471 1,725 3,142 4,431
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 4,476 1,424 749 3,782 10,754
Percent of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 68.8% 59.3% 71.1% 63.5% 65.6%
Percent of births with adequate prenatal care (kotelchuck index) 64.9% 51.5% 64.6% 57.3% 60.3%
Percent premature births (< 37 weeks gestation) 10.8% 15.6% 10.5% 12.1% 11.9%
Percent low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.1% 12.8% 9.2% 7.2% 8.1%
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years 2.7 29.3 2.2* 22.9 12.7
Pregnancy rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 58.1 78.8 61.2 91.1 74.5
Fertility rate per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 51.3 48.2 56.9 74.0 59.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.8 11.2 2.7* 4.0 4.3
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.0 6.5 0.5* 3.4 4.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 21.4 19.2 6.4* 15.1 19.2
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 58.1 54.4 21.6 41.6 59.4
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.2 10.8 1.7 5.5 8.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 237.3 110.6 75.8 100.8 215.8
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.1 32.5 4.4 16.6 13.5
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 9.8 36.0 5.2 16.2 16.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.2 20.7 9.7* 8.9 23.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.0 49.8 7.9 26.4 26.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 159.6 185.1 66.0 100.6 158.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 76.8 111.2 28.6 60.8 87.7
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.8 28.6 13.3 20.0 24.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.1 34.0 9.4 16.6 22.1
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 118.3 144.6 48.7 74.9 118.2
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 29.2 35.5 13.9 24.0 34.4
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.1 9.1 5.1* 7.2 11.6
Congestive heart failure hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.5 37.9 6.6 17.7 22.1
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.1 23.8 14.0 12.4 10.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 9.1 37.6 3.2 14.6 13.7
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population , age-adjusted 127.3 347.2 72.8 186.8 173.1
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 6-17 years 0.8 2.8 s 1.4 1.4
Diabetes short-term complications hospitalizations per 10,000 population aged 18+ years 2.2 11.1 0.8 2.9 3.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 58.0 52.5 30.3 34.3 54.1
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 13.0 15.1 11.7 10.4 13.1
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 39.6 44.7 22.8 34.1 39.4
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 21.2 26.7 7.8* 14.0 20.6
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 44.6 41.4 30.5 32.4 41.3
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 1.0* 6.1 0.0* 2.6* 1.8
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2009-2011) 6.1 11.2 s 9.3 7.3
Substance Abuse and Mental Health-Related Indicators
Drug-related hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 22.8 52.2 1.7 14.7 23.8
Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.7 2.6 2.9* 5.2 7.0

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