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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2017) 597,026 424,887 621,234 642,991 2,296,865
Percentage of population (2017) 26.0% 18.5% 27.0% 28.0% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2013-2017)~ 69,975 63,345 60,056 54,428 62,008
Percentage of families below poverty (2013-2017)~ 5.9% 9.7% 14.1% 14.2% 11.1%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 612.7 599.9 354.0 389.5 526.4
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 30.9% 51.3% 48.5% 49.6% 40.8%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 4,964.5 6,346.1 2,843.0 3,234.7 4,358.5
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 6,518 4,374 9,314 9,095 29,833
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 85.1% 67.0% 74.4% 73.0% 75.2%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 80.9% 68.0% 71.2% 73.6% 73.6%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 7.2% 12.1% 8.1% 8.5% 8.7%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.0% 12.3% 8.8% 7.3% 8.3%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 1.7 8.1 1.1 9.0 6.0
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 75.0 101.6 75.0 92.8 94.8
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 59.3 48.2 68.3 65.4 62.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 4.4 7.2 2.1 3.1 4.0
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.2 4.1 2.4 3.2 3.6
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 30.8 20.3 11.1 18.2 21.1
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 50.1 35.6 29.5 40.2 49.1
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 4.5 3.9 1.9 3.5 4.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years (2016-2017)++ 225.8 86.3 102.6 121.2 172.5
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.6 4.0 5.5 3.6 5.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 4.5 12.3 7.4 11.2 10.4
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years (2016-2017)++ 9.5 18.7 19.4 20.2 21.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 23.1 15.6 9.0 9.7 16.6
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 17.9 26.5 12.6 19.9 22.6
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 211.2 198.9 106.7 122.5 176.3
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 68.3 79.3 53.4 56.1 80.8
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 20.0 25.0 17.9 16.3 20.8
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 13.2 21.3 14.3 13.7 19.3
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 189.1 176.9 97.1 110.4 157.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 21.5 21.5 21.0 18.7 28.9
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.2 6.0 1.8 3.4 5.2
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2016-2017)++ 38.7 42.5 20.9 18.3 34.5
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 11.3 26.8 13.5 11.3 14.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 9.2 24.1 8.1 13.4 15.4
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 146.9 231.8 153.0 174.3 210.4
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years (2016-2017)++ 1.6 5.9 1.2 2.4 3.1
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 55.9 36.2 39.6 24.1 42.5
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 13.5 16.5 7.1 7.4 11.7
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 42.9 42.9 34.1 31.6 39.0
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 19.7 22.4 10.7 9.5 16.3
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 48.7 40.4 35.0 31.8 40.1
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 3.4 2.7 1.9 1.7 2.4
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 7.0 8.8 10.2 9.5 9.0
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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