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Camden County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2015

  • Camden
    95% Confidence Interval (30.6 - 41.0)
  • Camden Compared to State

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    Description of the Gauge

    This graphic is based on the county data to the left. It compares the county value of this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The county's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The county's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The county's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The county's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The county value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the county's 95% confidence interval. If the county's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the county's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the county and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a county should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the county number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

Chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) is the third leading cause of death in the US and fifth in New Jersey.

How Are We Doing?

In New Jersey, over 3,000 deaths each year are due to chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD). In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. Among females, the rate is highest among Whites, but among males, the rate is nearly identical for both Whites and Blacks. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 20 in Bergen to a high of 51 in Salem and Sussex. In 2015, CLRD dropped to fifth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents after many years of being the fourth leading cause of death. The main reason for the switch is that deaths due to unintentional injuries (specifically, drug poisonings) have risen above CLRD deaths, not because CLRD deaths are decreasing.

What Is Being Done?

The [Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey] (PACNJ) was founded in 2000 to act as a statewide clearinghouse for pediatric asthma programs and services. NJDOH has partnered with other departments within the state to create an Interdepartmental Asthma Plan to serve as a coordinated statewide planning guide.

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health   Population Estimates, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development  

Measure Description for Deaths due to Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Definition: Deaths with chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) as the underlying cause of death. CLRD includes emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic lower respiratory diseases. ICD-10 codes: J40-J47
Numerator: Number of deaths due to chronic lower respiratory diseases
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 20 March 2018 23:16:48 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: ".

Content updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:06 EST