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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2018) 587,235 418,638 625,870 632,353 2,275,286
Percentage of population (2018) 25.8% 18.4% 27.5% 27.8% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2015-2019)~ 77,947 69,916 65,480 60,362 68,666
Percentage of families below poverty (2015-2019)~ 5.9% 8.2% 12.3% 12.1% 9.7%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 586.2 579.9 336.1 394.4 515.0
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 31.0% 50.2% 45.0% 50.2% 41.1%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,661.0 6,118.1 2,528.1 3,497.3 4,333.8
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 5,955 4,049 8,771 8,298 27,862
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 84.3% 67.2% 75.7% 73.0% 75.4%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 80.0% 68.8% 74.0% 72.7% 74.1%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 7.3% 12.4% 8.5% 8.9% 9.0%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.2% 12.5% 9.3% 7.5% 8.6%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 1.0 7.4 1.4 7.3 5.3
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 68.3 92.4 78.1 85.7 90.5
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 56.1 46.1 65.8 61.6 60.0
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.2 7.9 1.8 3.0 3.8
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.1 2.9 3.3 4.1 3.7
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 32.4 19.2 12.1 22.3 22.8
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 51.7 35.5 30.4 38.4 50.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years++ 226.8 78.5 104.6 102.3 168.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 4.6 4.4 2.2 3.1 4.5
Opioid burden per 100,000 population++ 227.5 138.5 21.2 105.2 138.4
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.8 3.7 5.5 4.5 6.1
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 3.9 12.1 7.0 10.4 10.0
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years++ 7.6 19.6 18.0 20.0 20.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.0 15.1 8.1 10.0 16.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 15.2 25.1 12.0 17.5 20.6
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 201.7 196.6 101.9 124.0 172.7
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 72.2 84.5 56.0 51.7 82.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.3 23.9 15.8 16.7 19.9
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 13.3 22.3 15.4 13.9 19.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 181.6 177.2 93.6 112.7 155.7
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 22.1 21.0 22.6 16.0 28.2
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5.6 5.0 2.1 2.6 4.4
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2017-2018)++ 43.5 49.2 22.7 19.3 38.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.2 26.1 12.6 12.1 15.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 10.9 26.1 8.5 15.3 17.0
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted++ 150.8 246.6 158.9 171.2 216.3
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years++ 2.6 9.1 1.8 4.3 4.8
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 57.7 35.3 43.9 23.0 43.3
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 12.1 14.9 6.8 7.5 10.8
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 42.4 38.4 33.6 29.8 37.4
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 17.0 21.7 9.7 10.6 15.4
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 49.2 50.7 36.0 27.0 41.3
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 1.7 3.1 2.1 2.5 2.3
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 6.9 9.1 9.9 10.8 9.3
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.