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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents. It is the fourth leading cause among Asians, fifth leading cause among Blacks and Hispanics, and sixth among males.


This is a Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective DM-1.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at []
  • 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, []


Deaths with diabetes as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: E10-E14


Number of deaths due to diabetes


Total number of persons in the population

Other Objectives

Objective DM-1: Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to diabetes per 100,000 standard population to 15.8 for the total population, 16.0 among Whites, 38.5 among Blacks, 24.5 among Hispanics, and 12.0 among Asians.

How Are We Doing?

In New Jersey, about 2,000 deaths each year are due to diabetes. The age-adjusted death rate has substantially declined in recent years and currently stands at 17.8. The rate among Blacks is much higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups but the gap is narrowing. The rate among males is higher than the rate among females for each racial/ethnic group. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 12 in Morris to a high of 31 in Cumberland.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate due to diabetes among New Jersey residents is 15% below that of the nation as a whole. Prior to 2012, it was at or above the national rate.

What Is Being Done?

The New Jersey [ Diabetes Prevention and Control Program] facilitates grant funding for Diabetes Resource Coordination Centers (DRCCs) to improve prevention and control of diabetes.

Available Services

Diabetes Services: []
Page Content Updated On 04/13/2018, Published on 04/13/2018
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