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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2018) 133,827 12,210 4,699 8,344 159,452
Percentage of population (2018) 83.9% 7.7% 2.9% 5.2% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2015-2019)~ 72,244 40,202 72,174 37,668 68,991
Percentage of families below poverty (2015-2019)~ 5.3% 29.9% 3.9%* 27.5% 7.8%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 723.6 910.3 238.8 686.4 733.9
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 41.6% 69.6% 37.5%* 70.3% 43.7%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,938.6 11,265.8 1,548.3 7,279.0 6,529.5
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,163 176 72 121 1,585
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 83.1% 71.1% 76.4% 69.1% 80.0%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 82.5% 72.6% 78.1% 74.5% 80.2%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 9.4% 13.5% 11.5% 12.4% 10.3%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.4% 14.8% 12.9% 9.9% 8.7%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 2.7 10.9 5.5* 7.3 4.2
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 61.1 114.4 62.7 81.7 70.6
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 48.2 59.5 56.4 56.7 51.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.4 22.8 4.6* 16.5* 6.7
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4.4 5.5* 0.0* 17.4* 4.3
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.6 28.7* 0.0* 75.6* 24.6
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 62.0 72.3 11.5 34.0 64.2
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 206.0 153.2 s 89.6* 208.6
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 12.0 s 5.5 7.1
Opioid burden per 100,000 population 342.3 445.5 s 227.0 352.8
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.8 5.8* 7.7* 12.3* 11.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 3.4 10.1 s 7.8 4.4
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 7.3 12.5 s 6.6* 9.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 47.2 50.7 0.0* 17.4* 47.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.6 37.1 s 27.2 20.3
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 169.6 207.2 58.4* 196.4 171.3
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 74.8 135.2 13.7 62.1 79.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 25.7 23.5* 0.0* 0.0* 25.1
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.8 33.4 12.5 14.7 21.5
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 101.3 100.8 27.7* 118.8 100.7
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.8 21.1 s 17.6 19.7
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.9 37.6* 0.0* 35.6* 19.2
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2017-2018) 37.3 66.8 s 16.0 38.0
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 17.0 31.5* 0.0* 17.8* 17.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 14.6 58.9 s 14.7 18.0
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 189.1 508.8 65.1 246.4 209.2
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years 5.2 33.8 0.0* 5.1* 7.3
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 79.1 107.4 87.1* 0.0* 78.7
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 10.2 s s s 10.3
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 39.9 38.2 s 64.7* 40.8
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 20.9 s 0.0* s 21.2
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 34.3 55.3* s s 35.9
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) 6.3 s 0.0* 0.0* 6.5
Symbol Meaning
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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.