Bronx County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-2019

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2018) 135,930 428,514 60,073 802,667 1,432,316
Percentage of population (2018) 9.5% 29.9% 4.2% 56.0% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2015-2019)~ 63,960 41,378 55,493 34,614 40,088
Percentage of families below poverty (2015-2019)~ 8.8% 23.0% 20.0% 28.8% 24.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 712.7 721.1 288.7 562.0 652.8
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 33.0% 59.3% 48.5% 55.6% 52.0%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7,097.5 8,392.9 2,410.7 5,543.7 6,745.7
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,312 5,690 1,008 11,259 19,662
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 68.3% 54.1% 58.5% 60.7% 59.0%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 68.8% 59.3% 69.5% 64.7% 63.5%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 7.5% 11.5% 8.5% 9.7% 10.0%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.4% 12.3% 10.7% 9.0% 10.0%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 4.7 9.5 1.1* 8.8 9.1
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 84.0 107.1 84.8 94.9 104.8
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 59.2 61.6 74.0 60.7 62.5
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.8 7.4 3.3 3.3 5.0
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.6 2.5 0.7* 2.4 2.8
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 56.2 35.6 6.4 35.7 37.5
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 70.9 65.4 22.8 58.5 74.8
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years++ 196.3 107.8 63.1 133.9 166.8
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 12.8 18.5 2.5 12.9 16.9
Opioid burden per 100,000 population++ 950.3 410.0 44.0 411.2 510.4
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.9 4.3 5.2* 4.4 5.0
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 9.0 33.2 8.7 32.3 33.6
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years++ 15.3 60.1 19.6 44.7 55.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 31.6 22.5 7.6 20.5 23.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 30.4 57.7 16.8 53.1 58.5
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 219.3 220.1 80.8 145.9 190.4
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 72.5 105.0 44.0 87.6 109.7
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 22.9 26.5 16.1 23.9 25.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 17.5 30.3 12.3 19.4 27.5
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 196.1 191.8 75.7 125.4 165.9
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 21.4 21.0 21.8 24.8 30.4
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.5 5.9 1.1* 4.3 5.3
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2017-2018)++ 47.9 64.4 14.1 39.4 55.1
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.3 30.8 15.6 24.4 25.7
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 20.1 43.3 8.7 34.2 40.0
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 199.1 387.8 165.0 352.6 396.5
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years++ 4.8 12.1 1.4 8.9 10.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 59.8 53.7 39.3 37.9 46.5
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 22.6 15.3 8.4 11.5 14.8
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 44.5 37.7 29.0 31.9 35.8
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 35.9 27.4 9.6* 16.0 23.2
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 49.7 50.3 35.6 32.2 39.8
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 4.9 3.7 s 2.8 3.2
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 5.8 11.7 6.3* 8.8 9.5
Symbol Meaning
* The rate or percentage is unstable. See the "About" page
s Data are suppressed. The data do not meet the criteria for confidentiality.
++ The 2019 ED data in New York City may be incomplete and subject to change. Thus, the state and NYC county rates may be underestimated and subject to change.
~ 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.
^ APNCU: Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index.
In 2015, SPARCS transitioned from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. These two are not comparable, so ED and hospitalization data for 2016-and-forward should not be compared with earlier data.
The 2018 population estimates are also used to calculate rates for 2019 and 2020.