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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2017) 294,334 47,414 44,606 88,261 475,516
Percentage of population (2017) 61.9% 10.0% 9.4% 18.6% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2013-2017)~ 84,989 44,062 77,695 56,122 76,244
Percentage of families below poverty (2013-2017)~ 5.5% 26.6% 10.8% 21.6% 10.6%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 664.8 797.1 371.1 521.3 659.3
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 39.4% 70.5% 45.2% 58.6% 44.2%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,335.1 9,896.1 3,287.6 4,367.6 5,679.6
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 2,816 640 507 1,297 5,354
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 90.1% 78.1% 87.4% 82.6% 86.5%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 77.7% 70.1% 80.5% 74.0% 76.1%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 7.7% 12.6% 7.6% 10.1% 8.9%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.4% 12.6% 7.4% 8.5% 7.8%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 1.5 13.9 0.3* 7.9 4.9
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 68.6 124.0 59.8 90.4 86.7
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 53.9 59.8 59.3 65.4 58.5
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 3.1 8.8 7.2 4.6 4.8
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.6 6.9 2.9* 3.6 4.2
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 39.2 39.5 14.8 23.1 35.3
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 73.1 80.8 24.9 60.8 73.7
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 6.7 14.9 1.6 6.5 7.3
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years (2016-2017)++ 240.5 135.6 72.1 156.0 219.4
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 8.0 3.2* 1.4* 4.0 6.7
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 5.5 40.3 3.5 19.9 12.0
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years (2016-2017)++ 6.8 69.1 4.6* 18.5 18.7
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 28.8 31.7 12.9 19.0 28.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 26.6 76.6 9.0 41.2 33.3
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 238.9 277.3 133.0 182.9 235.2
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 90.4 110.0 41.0 73.4 93.3
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 15.5 23.5 11.3 17.9 16.7
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 20.7 42.1 10.0 21.2 23.2
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 221.6 259.9 127.1 168.8 217.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 30.2 26.2 19.3 23.0 31.0
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 3.7 4.3* 0.0* 3.5* 3.7
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2016-2017)++ 38.7 57.3 12.9 25.0 37.5
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 16.2 46.7 16.8 27.1 19.8
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 14.8 50.9 4.2 25.0 19.5
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 193.1 443.7 126.0 291.3 233.6
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years (2016-2017)++ 2.0 11.9 s 3.7 3.3
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 70.7 66.9 45.7 35.2 65.3
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 15.0 15.5 9.5 15.3 14.9
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 41.1 48.2 18.0 34.6 39.0
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 17.4 10.6* s 11.2 15.9
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 44.4 39.5 19.3 38.8 40.9
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 2.5 s s s 2.7
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 9.0 s 7.8* 7.0* 8.2
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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