Data Platform

Percent of Population with a Disability

City: Boston, MA | Race/Ethnicities: All, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/PI, Black, Hispanic, Multiracial, Other, White | Sex: Both | Years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Year Sex Race Value
2012 Both All 11.5
2012 Both American Indian/Alaska Native 24.8
2012 Both Asian/PI 8.3
2012 Both Black 15.1
2012 Both Hispanic 13.2
2012 Both Multiracial 14.1
2012 Both Other 14.8
2012 Both White 9.4
2013 Both All 11.7
2013 Both American Indian/Alaska Native 19.8
2013 Both Asian/PI 7.9
2013 Both Black 15.8
2013 Both Hispanic 13.5
2013 Both Multiracial 12.7
2013 Both Other 14.9
2013 Both White 9.5
2014 Both All 11.9
2014 Both American Indian/Alaska Native 23.2
2014 Both Asian/PI 8.0
2014 Both Black 15.9
2014 Both Hispanic 13.6
2014 Both Multiracial 12.2
2014 Both Other 14.6
2014 Both White 9.8
2015 Both All 12.1
2015 Both American Indian/Alaska Native 23.0
2015 Both Asian/PI 8.4
2015 Both Black 16.2
2015 Both Hispanic 13.9
2015 Both Multiracial 12.6
2015 Both Other 14.7
2015 Both White 10.1
2016 Both All 11.8
2016 Both Asian/PI 9.0
2016 Both Black 15.8
2016 Both Hispanic 12.5
2016 Both Multiracial 10.6
2016 Both Other 13.1
2016 Both White 10.0

Notes for this city

Chlamydia Incidence Rate: Boston Public Health Commission has suppressed this value because over 20% of data was unavailable.

Life Expectancy at Birth: Computed for a range of years, 2008-2012.

Opioid-Related Unintentional Drug Overdose Mortality Rate: This indicator is not exclusive of other drugs that may be included in multiple cause of death fields, such as heroin (T40.1), cocaine (T40.5), benzodiazepines (T42.4), psychostimulants with abuse potential (T43.6), other and unspecified narcotics (T40.6), or drugs not elsewhere classified (T50.9). Morphine and heroin are metabolized similarly. This may result in the over-reporting of drug poisonings associated with the effects of opioid analgesics.

Percent of Children Tested With Elevated Lead Levels: Note that there are not appropriate national data to use as a baseline for the percent of children tested with elevated blood lead level indicator. The city level data compiled here are in part based on number of children tested in a given jurisdiction. While the data are compiled with the same methodology, the percentages largely depend on who is being tested. Thus, city-to-city comparisons for this indicator should be made with caution due to differences in testing practices and policies that can affect elevated blood lead levels.

Congenital Syphilis Incidence Rate: Massachusetts Department of Public Health has suppressed the values between the years 2010-2016 due to low number of cases in the state of Massachusetts.

Records marked with a * value in the data table indicate that the data are suppressed due to small counts, inadequate sample size, or unreliable parameter estimates such as relative standard error or confidence intervals. The reasons cities have suppressed data vary by indicator.

Project by NACCHO + supported by the De Beaumont Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation