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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. **Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision; based on fewer than 20 cases in the numerator.

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

Objective CKD-1: Reduce the death rate due to kidney disease. This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease held steady from 2000-2009, declined between 2010 and 2013, then increased in 2014-2015. In New Jersey, nearly 1,600 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is 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 5.5 in Hunterdon to a high of 17.8 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.

Available Services

NJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: []
Page Content Updated On 07/12/2017, Published on 07/12/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:06 EST