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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.


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CKD-1. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. **Too few deaths to calculate a reliable rate.

Data Sources

  • 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 nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27


Number of deaths due to kidney disease


Total 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 Services

NJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: []
Page Content Updated On 04/16/2018, Published on 04/16/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:08 EDT