Saturday, January 17, 2009

Queens health stats snapshot

From the Times Ledger:

Although Queens improved in a number of categories, the borough led the city in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, emphysema, gall bladder diseases, accidental falls, suicide, mesothelioma, bladder cancer, cancer of uncertain or unknown behavior, anemia, diseases of the nervous system, rheumatic heart disease and complications from medical and surgical care.

The Health Department said that of the 90,870 abortions in the city, Queens had 17,478, Brooklyn 29,008, the Bronx 20,208, Manhattan 12,730 and Staten Island 2,898.

Citywide, the leading cause of deaths of males age 15 to 24 was homicide.

Nearly 44 percent of city births were to unmarried women, including 70 percent in the Bronx, 44.4 percent in Queens, 42.8 in Brooklyn, 35.1 percent in Manhattan and 33.3 percent in Staten Island.

Queens communities with the highest percentages of births to foreign−born women included Elmhurst at 89.6 percent, Jackson Heights at 85.2 percent, Flushing at 82.4 percent, Sunnyside⁄Woodside at 81.8 percent, Rego Park⁄Forest Hills at 72.1 percent, Woodhaven at 71.5 percent, Fresh Meadows−Briarwood at 69.7 percent and Howard Beach at 67 percent.

1 comment:

Ajlouny said...

Those are some pretty alarming numbers.