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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2017) 134,290 12,050 4,602 7,956 159,261
Percentage of population (2017) 84.3% 7.6% 2.9% 5.0% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2013-2017)~ 66,503 27,341 51,389 38,636 63,166
Percentage of families below poverty (2013-2017)~ 5.9% 33.0% 3.5%* 25.2% 8.5%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 745.7 863.1 293.3 635.0 753.9
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 39.6% 65.1% 61.9% 75.4% 41.5%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,794.6 8,925.9 3,744.3 8,516.4 6,279.6
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 1,214 154 71 129 1,625
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 82.9% 69.2% 73.9% 68.9% 79.5%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 79.5% 65.1% 74.4% 66.7% 76.4%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 9.4% 12.1% 10.8% 12.7% 10.0%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 7.2% 11.1% 13.6% 9.6% 8.1%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 3.1 7.8 1.8* 9.1 4.4
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 62.5 100.8 58.2 87.1 70.3
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 49.6 54.8 56.9 65.2 53.1
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.0 10.8* 4.7* 28.5 5.9
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 6.5 3.6* 0.0* 7.3* 5.9
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 26.5 14.5* 24.2* 18.9* 25.4
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 59.5 61.2 20.3 26.9 60.9
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 5.8 8.4 0.0* s 6.0
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years (2016-2017)++ 197.2 113.6 s s 196.7
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.2 8.1* 41.4* 3.2* 11.2
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 3.6 19.1 s 9.2 5.1
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years (2016-2017)++ 6.1 17.2 s 10.4* 8.2
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 50.7 41.8* 0.0* 0.0* 49.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 22.9 61.7 s 30.3 25.7
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 183.2 181.8 28.7* 155.5 182.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 76.3 124.7 s 48.2 79.4
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 28.9 31.0* 0.0* 21.4* 28.9
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 21.6 42.0 s 11.5* 23.4
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 109.8 78.0 17.1* 118.1* 108.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 22.7 29.4 s s 23.2
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.8 31.7* 0.0* 20.1* 19.1
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2016-2017)++ 36.1 48.2 0.0* 10.2 35.3
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.4 14.4* 0.0* 11.2* 18.0
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 14.8 36.4 s 17.1 16.4
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 191.0 501.1 49.6 219.3 209.1
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years (2016-2017)++ 4.0 21.0 0.0* 0.0* 5.0
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 83.3 131.3 s 65.0* 84.4
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 16.3 s 0.0* 0.0* 15.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 44.2 27.2* s s 42.7
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 17.2 s 0.0* s 18.0
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 41.6 51.9* s s 42.6
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) s 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* s
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 4.4 s 0.0* s 5.2
Key
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
++ 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