From the Times Ledger:
Queens led New York City in deaths from seven diseases and other lethal causes in the latest statistical health snapshot of the city, but life expectancy in the five boroughs hit a new all-time high.
Life expectancy for New Yorkers has increased to an average of 79.4 years, a gain of almost five months since 2006.
Queens was No. 1 in the city for deaths from cancer of the kidney and central nervous system, cardiomyopathy, emphysema, pregnancy, childbirth, puerperion and complications from medical and surgical care.
For the first time since 1999, deaths did not decline in the city, rising to 54,193 from 54,073 in 2007.
1. A total of 44.6 percent of Queens women who gave birth were unmarried. In the Bronx, it was 70.6 percent, in Brooklyn 42.3 percent, in Manhattan 35.6 percent and in Staten Island 34 percent.
2. In Queens, 70 percent of births were to foreign-born women. In Brooklyn, it was 43.7 percent, in the Bronx 49.1 percent, in Manhattan 43.7 percent and in Staten Island 35.9 percent.
3. In Elmhurst-Corona, 89.4 percent of births were to foreign-born women. Otherwise, it was Sunnyside-Woodside at 77.7 percent, Woodhaven at 72.7 percent, Rego Park-Forest Hills at 70.6 percent, Howard Beach at 67.1 percent and Bayside at 66.6 percent.
4. The city had 89,465 abortions with 17,453 in Queens, 20,250 in the Bronx, 27,715 in Brooklyn, 13,288 in Manhattan and 2,790 in Staten Island.
5. Seven community districts citywide had less than 2 percent of births to teenagers. Bayside was at 1.1 percent, Rego Park-Forest Hills at 1.2 percent, Jamaica-St. Albans had 865 births to teens, Jackson Heights had 717 and Elmhurst-Corona had 577.
Ethnically, the highest number of births in Queens were to Mexican women (2,477), Chinese (2,413), African American (2,180) and Ecuadorian (2,050).