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Burlington County Public Health Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2015

  • Burlington
    712.2
    95% Confidence Interval (687.6 - 736.7)
    State
    666.3
    U.S.
    733.1
  • Burlington Compared to State

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    Description of Gauge

    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?

Age-adjusted death rates are constructs that show what the level of mortality would be if no changes occurred in the age composition of the population from year to year. Age-adjusted death rates are better than crude death rates as indicators of relative risk when comparing mortality across geographic areas or between gender or racial/ethnic subgroups of the population that have different age compositions.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate is decreasing fairly steadily. The age-adjusted death rate among Blacks is 1.2 times the rate among Whites, 1.8 times the rate among Hispanics, and 2.9 times the rate among Asians. The age-adjusted death rate among males is about 40% higher than the rate among females. Rates vary across New Jersey counties from a low of 558 in Bergen County to a high of 907 in Cumberland County.

Related Indicators

Health Status Outcomes:


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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]  

Measure Description for Age-Adjusted Death Rate

Definition: The number of resident deaths per 100,000 population age-adjusted to the US 2000 standard population
Numerator: The number of resident deaths
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

07/06/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:40 EST