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

Health Indicator Non-Hispanic Hispanic Total
White Black Asian/Pacific
Islander
Socio-Demographic Indicators
Population (2017) 1,016,683 114,509 62,256 286,562 1,483,571
Percentage of population (2017) 68.5% 7.7% 4.2% 19.3% 100.0%
Median annual household income in US dollars (2013-2017)~ 97,109 73,607 103,373 76,849 92,838
Percentage of families below poverty (2013-2017)~ 3.1% 11.5% 6.1% 11.4% 5.0%
General Health Indicators
Total mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 665.6 689.8 292.5 433.1 644.2
Percentage of premature deaths (< 75 years) 36.4% 59.2% 50.0% 59.9% 39.4%
Years of potential life lost per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 5,751.1 7,609.8 2,334.0 4,028.2 5,578.1
Birth-Related Indicators
Number of births per year (3 year average) 7,972 1,235 755 5,324 15,560
Percentage of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care 87.7% 72.2% 78.6% 71.8% 80.5%
Percentage of births with adequate prenatal care (APNCU)^ 76.0% 66.0% 69.0% 65.9% 71.2%
Percentage of premature births (< 37 weeks gestation - clinical estimate) 8.9% 13.4% 8.3% 9.7% 9.6%
Percentage of low birthweight births (< 2.5 kg) 6.8% 13.3% 8.3% 7.6% 7.7%
Teen pregnancies per 1,000 females aged under 18 years 1.2 7.1 0.3* 8.0 3.5
Pregnancies per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 59.4 84.9 50.3 101.7 73.5
Fertility per 1,000 females aged 15-44 years 47.5 49.0 53.2 87.3 57.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 2.4 7.6 3.1* 4.1 3.9
Injury-Related Indicators
Motor vehicle-related mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 7.7 12.0 4.2* 12.5 9.1
Unintentional injury mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 57.1 40.4 14.1 35.4 49.9
Unintentional injury hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 75.4 71.0 25.3 85.6 78.3
Poisoning hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 8.4 9.2 2.2 5.9 8.1
Fall hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 65+ years (2016-2017)++ 243.5 124.5 76.9 292.4 243.1
Suicide mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.0 5.3 5.7 3.0 8.3
Respiratory Disease Indicators
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 4.7 18.6 4.0 10.5 7.6
Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 population, aged 0-17 years (2016-2017)++ 8.3 33.1 11.9 16.7 14.9
Chronic lower respiratory disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 31.6 18.1 10.1 11.9 29.3
Chronic lower respiratory disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 21.1 44.8 6.5 33.7 25.2
Heart Disease and Stroke Indicators
Diseases of the heart mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 178.7 193.2 84.1 100.9 173.6
Diseases of the heart hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 93.3 127.1 40.0 130.4 101.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 24.6 29.7 14.1 23.9 25.0
Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 16.8 30.1 11.3 28.4 19.6
Coronary heart disease mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 126.6 144.1 65.9 73.3 123.5
Coronary heart disease hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 31.2 33.9 17.6 36.8 33.5
Congestive heart failure mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 18.0 14.9 8.0* 11.6 17.5
Potentially preventable heart failure hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18 years and older (2016-2017)++ 40.5 57.9 9.9 32.7 40.7
Diabetes Indicators
Diabetes mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted 10.6 24.3 6.8* 12.0 11.5
Diabetes (primary diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 11.7 40.5 4.9 18.2 14.8
Diabetes (any diagnosis) hospitalizations per 10,000 population, age-adjusted (2016-2017)++ 169.8 390.9 107.0 311.2 203.4
Potentially preventable diabetes short-term complications hospitalization rate per 10,000 population - Aged 18+ Years (2016-2017)++ 2.8 8.9 s 3.4 3.5
Cancer Indicators
Lung cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 69.7 60.1 24.1 36.4 65.1
Colorectal cancer mortality per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 12.0 13.0 4.1* 6.6 11.5
Colorectal cancer incidence per 100,000 population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 41.4 29.9 40.1 30.5 39.5
Female breast cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 19.3 26.0 10.0* 6.1 18.3
Female late stage breast cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 43.9 60.6 29.9 31.7 43.3
Cervix uteri cancer mortality per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 1.9 s 0.0* 3.3 2.1
Cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 female population, age-adjusted (2014-2016) 6.7 8.2 5.6* 8.7 7.1
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