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Camden County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Influenza and Pneumonia: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2013-2015

  • Camden
    13.9
    95% Confidence Interval (12.1 - 15.8)
    State
    12.1
    U.S.
    15.4
  • Camden 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?

Influenza and pneumonia combined are the tenth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and eighth among all US residents.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to influenza and pneumonia has been generally declining for many years. In New Jersey, about 1,400 deaths each year are due to influenza and pneumonia. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. The age-adjusted death rate due to influenza and pneumonia is significantly lower among Asians than among other racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 9 in Morris to a high of 19 in Gloucester.

What Is Being Done?

The New Jersey Department of Health has several programs that track influenza and pneumonia infections or that track and/or promote vaccination. Health care professionals are to immediately call in confirmed or suspected cases of influenza to the local health department. Vaccines for Children Program: [https://njiis.nj.gov/njiis/html/vfc.html]

Evidence-based Practices

Annual influenza vaccination is the most effective method for preventing influenza virus infection and its complications. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease has been effective in reducing infections among seniors and persons with certain medical conditions.

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 Influenza and Pneumonia

Definition: Deaths with influenza or pneumonia as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: J09-J18
Numerator: Number of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Influenza and Pneumonia (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

07/13/2017
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 Wed, 13 December 2017 7:54:58 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