Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Each year, more than 3,600 New Jersey residents are diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nearly 14,000 are on dialysis.[http://www.qirn3.org/Files/Annual-Reports/2016_Network_Annual_Report-Network-3-Final_Formatt.aspx 1] ESRD is very costly to treat, such that nearly 25 percent of the Medicare budget is used to treat people with chronic kidney disease and ESRD.[https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/chronic-kidney-disease 2] Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure.[https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/chronic-kidney-disease 3]
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CKD-4.
- 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
DefinitionDeaths with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: N18.0 (1999-2010), N18.5 (2011 and after)
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to end-stage renal disease
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Other ObjectivesHNJ2020 Objective CKD-4: Reduce the age-adjusted death rate due to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) per 100,000 population to 4.0 for the total population, 3.2 among Whites, 10.9 among Blacks, 3.6 among Hispanics, and 2.0 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?The death rate due to ESRD had been rising in New Jersey and nationally, despite a temporary decline that may or may not have been related to a change in the cause of death coding for ESRD. The rate among Blacks is two to four times the rate among Whites, Hispanics, and Asians.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to ESRD is the same as the national rate.
Available ServicesEnd-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Assistance Program for residents of New Jersey with an income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/end-stage-chronic-renal/]
Page Content Updated On 07/13/2017, Published on 07/13/2017