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Bergen County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Kidney Disease: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2013-2015

  • Bergen
    12.5
    95% Confidence Interval (11.2 - 13.8)
    State
    13.8
    U.S.
    13.3
  • Bergen 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?

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease held steady from 2000-2009, declined between 2010 and 2013, then increased in 2014-2015. In New Jersey, nearly 1,600 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is double that of other racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 5.5 in Hunterdon to a high of 17.8 in Burlington and Salem.

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 Kidney Disease

Definition: Deaths with nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
Numerator: Number of deaths due to kidney disease
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Kidney Disease (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

07/12/2017
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Thu, 14 December 2017 10:17:29 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

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