Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Coronary Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States and in New Jersey. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HDS-1.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html]
- 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]
DefinitionDeaths with coronary heart disease as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: I11 (hypertensive heart disease), I20-I25 (ischemic heart disease)
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to coronary heart disease
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce coronary heart disease deathsU.S. Target: 103.4 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: Not comparable. Healthy People 2020 objective does not include hypertensive heart disease (ICD-10 code I11).
Other ObjectivesHNJ2020 Objective HDS-1: Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to coronary heart disease per 100,000 standard population to 112.1 for the total population, 115.7 among Whites, 133.8 among Blacks, 62.6 among Hispanics, and 52.9 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?Age-adjusted death rates due to coronary heart disease have been declining for several decades and, by 2014, the Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets for the total population, Whites, Blacks, and Asians had been met. Gaps by race/ethnicity and by sex persist, with the rate among males 1.8 times that of females. Rates vary across the state from a low of 82 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) in Somerset County to a high of 150 in Salem County.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?In 2015, for the first time, New Jersey's age-adjusted death rate due to coronary heart disease was statistically significantly below that of the nation as a whole.
What Is Being Done?The New Jersey [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/heart-disease-stroke/ Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program] (NJHDSPP) produces models for improving the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in New Jersey. NJHDSPP uses these models to assist New Jersey-based healthcare organizations in meeting nationally-recognized best practices and standards for the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke. NJHDSPP administers federal funding to private and public sector recipients to affect policy and systems level change and seeks partnerships to perform facility and process assessments.
Page Content Updated On 07/13/2017, Published on 10/02/2017