Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole.
Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Kidney Disease by County, New Jersey, 2014-2016
- 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 nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to kidney disease
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CKD-1''': Reduce the death rate due to kidney disease. This measure is being tracked for informational purposes and no target has been set.
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease in 2010-2016 is significantly lower than it was in 2000-2009. In New Jersey, about 1,500 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is more than double that of other racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 7.2 in Hunterdon to a high of 17.9 in Burlington and Salem.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease is slightly above the national rate but the difference is not statistically significant.
Available ServicesNJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/end-stage-chronic-renal/]
Page Content Updated On 04/16/2018, Published on 04/16/2018