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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2018) 58,746 1,036 413 1,402 61,760
Percentage of population (2018) 95.1% 1.7% 0.7% 2.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2015-2019)~ 54,921 NA NA 58,854 54,646
Percentage of families below poverty (2015-2019)~ 8.3% 11.6%* 27.6%* 16.3%* 8.4%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 739.6 1,271.1 142.0* 767.9 739.5
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 39.1% 73.9% 0.0%* 46.7%* 39.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6,300.8 16,565.1 0.0* 3,957.9 6,335.9
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 566 4 4 19 601
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 65.9% s s 55.1% 65.3%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 76.6% s s 71.1% 76.0%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 8.0% s s 6.3%* 8.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.4% s s 10.2%* 6.5%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 3.9 4.2* 0.0* 3.2* 4.6
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 62.2 20.7 37.5 78.0 69.1
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 58.0 16.6 41.0 67.2 57.7
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 4.1* s s 0.0* 4.4*
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.5 32.6* 0.0* 0.0* 5.9
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 29.7 32.6* 0.0* 28.6* 29.7
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 52.5 s s 89.6 55.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 172.2 0.0* s 403.6* 181.3
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 5.9 0.0* s s 6.5
Opioid burden per 100,000 population 106.4 s s s 107.7
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.2 32.6* 0.0* 0.0* 11.4
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 2.6 s 0.0* s 3.3
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 4.0 s 0.0* s 6.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 49.1 47.7* 0.0* 16.8* 49.1
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 26.0 53.7 s s 27.8
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 171.8 269.0* 0.0* 127.0* 170.8
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 77.8 109.7 0.0* 187.8 84.5
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.3 0.0* 0.0* 40.8* 25.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 20.5 s s 25.4* 21.5
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 113.8 229.9* 0.0* 127.0* 113.4
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 21.7 s 0.0* 52.2 24.5
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 13.2 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 12.9
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2017-2018) 42.9 39.3* 0.0* 34.1* 44.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.0 0.0* 142.0* 0.0* 23.3
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 15.4 52.8 s s 16.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 207.3 387.9 65.1* 408.6 217.7
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years 4.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 4.6
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 71.3 s s s 72.1
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 15.6 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 15.2
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 40.2 s 0.0* s 40.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 15.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 14.7
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 29.0 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 28.4
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 6.2* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 6.0*
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.
~ 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.