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Health Indicator Report of Crude Death Rate

Crude death rates are the actual measures of mortality risk in a population. Age-adjusted rates are better for comparison across time, geography, and demographic subgroups, so crude rates should only be used to determine the probability or underlying risk of death.

Data Sources

  • 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

Definition

The number of resident deaths per 100,000 population

Numerator

The number of resident deaths

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

How Are We Doing?

The crude death rate in New Jersey is generally decreasing.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The crude death rate among New Jerseyans was above that of the U.S. until 2008.
Page Content Updated On 07/07/2017, Published on 07/07/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:42 EST