Herkimer County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2015-2017

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2017) 59,263 1,005 390 1,371 62,209
Percentage of population (2017) 95.3% 1.6% 0.6% 2.2% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2013-2017)~ 49,533 NA NA 53,750* 49,077
Percentage of families below poverty (2013-2017)~ 10.2% 15.7%* 12.0%* 22.2%* 10.3%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 774.2 785.1 415.1* 907.9 774.5
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 38.4% 71.4% 60.0%* 50.0%* 38.8%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7,505.3 7,250.3 5,722.7 6,144.9 7,435.8
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 568 4 6 19 610
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 73.6% s s 61.2% 72.7%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 82.7% s s 74.5% 82.0%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 8.8% s s 8.3%* 9.1%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.9% s s 2.0%* 7.0%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 2.7 5.1* 0.0* 3.2* 3.8
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 62.1 29.9 53.6 76.4 71.2
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 56.9 20.5 53.6 69.0 57.5
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 10.0 s s 0.0* 9.8
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 35.8* 0.0* 0.0* 6.9
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 28.9 35.8* 0.0* 39.8* 29.3
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 49.6 s s 53.8* 51.2
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 6.4 0.0* 0.0* s 6.7
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years (2016-2017)++ 155.1 0.0* 0.0* s 160.5
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 12.1 0.0* 65.4* 0.0* 12.4
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 3.2 s s s 4.0
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years (2016-2017)++ 2.9* s 0.0* s 5.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 49.9 108.6* 0.0* 127.3* 50.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 25.7 51.8* s s 26.9
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 181.5 155.7* 83.6* 321.6* 182.2
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 76.5 s s 113.8 79.6
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 30.0 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 29.8
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 21.9 s 0.0* s 21.9
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 110.4 106.8* 0.0* 284.0* 110.7
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 22.3 0.0* s 38.4* 23.3
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 14.1 0.0* 83.6* 0.0* 14.2
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2016-2017)++ 38.5 s s s 39.2
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 22.1 0.0* 91.5* 83.0* 22.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 12.2 45.1* 0.0* s 12.4
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 190.3 256.0 118.2* 236.9 194.6
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years (2016-2017)++ 3.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 3.7
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 81.4 0.0* s s 80.9
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 15.0 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 14.7
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 47.6 s 0.0* 0.0* 47.3
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 17.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 17.2
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 41.0 0.0* s 0.0* 41.0
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 0.0*
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 12.5 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 12.1
Key
Symbol Meaning
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s Data are suppressed. The data do not meet the criteria for confidentiality
++ In 2015, SPARCS transitioned from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. These two are not comparable, so data for 2016-and-forward should not be compared with earlier data.
~ 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