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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2018) 1,008,406 115,938 64,103 290,225 1,482,275
Percentage of population (2018) 68.0% 7.8% 4.3% 19.6% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2015-2019)~ 105,266 81,243 108,834 85,795 101,031
Percentage of families below poverty (2015-2019)~ 2.7% 9.6% 5.3% 10.9% 4.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 656.6 697.5 329.0 463.0 640.3
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 35.5% 57.2% 44.3% 57.5% 38.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,547.7 7,437.6 2,300.3 4,173.3 5,479.1
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 7,810 1,193 770 5,148 15,192
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 87.1% 73.5% 79.8% 73.8% 81.0%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 78.2% 69.7% 72.6% 69.6% 74.1%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 9.3% 14.8% 9.3% 9.9% 10.0%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.9% 13.7% 8.7% 7.9% 8.0%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 0.9 5.0 0.4* 7.2 2.9
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 58.4 80.3 53.9 97.8 71.7
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 47.7 47.0 53.1 83.0 57.0
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.3 10.6 2.6* 4.6 4.1
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 12.5 2.8* 13.5 8.4
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 57.4 38.9 14.8 36.4 50.4
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 82.5 73.0 26.2 79.9 84.4
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years 273.7 131.1 79.5 247.8 267.3
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 8.2 8.8 1.9 4.4 7.7
Opioid burden per 100,000 population 430.1 199.0 22.5 152.7 351.4
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.2 2.6 5.4 4.5 8.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 4.3 16.1 3.4 8.9 6.6
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years 6.8 27.5 9.4 13.5 12.0
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 32.3 20.3 5.5* 12.7 29.8
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 19.6 39.9 5.7 25.7 22.5
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 174.6 198.7 91.2 105.3 170.5
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 95.2 131.4 44.6 98.6 101.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.1 24.8 19.0 29.6 24.2
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 18.9 33.0 11.1 24.6 21.4
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 128.0 150.5 78.0 79.6 125.6
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 30.4 33.6 19.1 27.3 32.1
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.2 18.6 4.8* 11.7 15.0
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2017-2018) 46.5 65.9 11.4 28.7 45.0
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.2 31.0 11.4 11.9 12.6
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 13.3 42.3 4.9 18.2 16.1
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted 175.7 398.2 114.4 268.7 206.5
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years 3.8 14.5 0.7 4.1 4.8
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 72.8 49.3 30.3 34.2 66.8
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 13.0 10.3 10.4 7.5 12.1
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 41.7 41.3 40.5 29.7 40.3
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 18.3 19.9 11.9 10.5 17.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 42.1 43.2 41.9 36.0 41.3
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 1.7 s s 2.2* 1.8
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2016-2018) 5.4 6.9 s 9.2 6.2
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.