Obesity Statistics for Westchester County

Indicators for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (2007-2009)

Indicator 3 Year Total County Rate State Rate
% Pregnant Women in WIC Who Were Prepregnancy Overweight but not Obese (BMI 25-<30), Low SES* 4,895 30.5 26.5
% Pregnant Women in WIC Who Were Prepregnancy Obese (BMI 30+), Low SES* 3,501 21.8 22.8
% Obese Children in WIC (>= 95th Pctl), 2-4 years, Low SES 4,639 16.8 14.5
% of Children in WIC, 0-4 years, viewing TV ≤2 hours per day 24,282 79.9 78.5
% of WIC mothers breastfeeding at 6 months 5,696 54.3 40.6

* Definition for this indicator has changed from last year. See: Obesity Statistics Technical Notes

Behavior/Risk Indicators (2008-09)

Indicator County Rate    CI #    State Rate    CI #   
% Adults Overweight or Obese (BMI 25+) - Age-adjusted 58.6 ± 5.7 59.3 ± 2.5
% Adults Who Participated in Leisure Time Physical Activity in Last 30 Days - Age-adjusted 79.0 ± 4.5 76.3 ± 2.2
% Adults Eating 5 or More Fruits or Vegetables per Day - Age-adjusted 30.6 ± 5.3 27.1 ± 2.2
% Adults with Physician Diagnosed Diabetes - Age-adjusted 7.2 ± 2.6 9.0 ± 1.2
% Adults with Physician Diagnosed Angina, Heart Attack or Stroke - Age-adjusted 5.2 ± 1.6 7.6 ± 1.2
% Adults with Physician Diagnosed Arthritis - Age-adjusted 24.1 ± 4.0 26.6 ± 1.8

Mortality-Related Indicators (2007-2009)

Indicator 3 Year Total County Rate State Rate
Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rate per 100,000 (ICD10 I00-I99) - Age-adjusted 7,809 216.9 256.7
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Mortality Rate per 100,000 (ICD10 I60-I69) - Age-adjusted 921 25.9 26.3
Diabetes Mortality rate per 100,000 (ICD10 E10-E14) - Age-adjusted 398 11.5 16.8

Hospitalization-Related Indicators (2007-2009)

Indicator 3 Year Total County Rate State Rate
Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalization Rate per 10,000 (ICD9 390-459) - Age-adjusted 48,888 146.1 168.7
Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Hospitalization Rate per 10,000 (ICD9 430-438) - Age-adjusted 7,857 23.3 25.2
Diabetes Hospitalization Rate per 10,000 (Primary Diagnosis ICD9 250) - Age-adjusted 4,404 14.0 19.3

Notes

  • Age-adjusted rates are based on the 2000 US Census population
  • CI # - 95% confidence interval for Behavior/Risk indicators

For more information on New York State’s obesity prevention activities and other chronic disease prevention initiatives, please visit "Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State - Physical Activity and Nutrition".