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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Persons 25-44 Years Old

The deaths of younger adults present a public health concern and an opportunity for prevention. The leading cause of death among persons aged 25-44 years is injury. These deaths are, for the most part, preventable.

Notes

The peak in the New Jersey rate in 2001 is due to deaths related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2001, 476 deaths (11%) among those aged 25-44 years were due to 9/11-related injuries.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html
  • 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

Definition

Deaths among those aged 25 through 44 years

Numerator

Number of deaths among persons aged 25-44 years

Denominator

Number of persons aged 25-44 years in the population

How Are We Doing?

The death rate among those aged 25-44 years had been slowly declining but an increase in unintentional poisoning deaths between 2010 and 2015 resulted in a slight increase in the death rate among persons of this age group. Although the death rate among Blacks aged 25-44 years remains significantly higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups, the gap is narrowing rapidly due in large part to a decrease in deaths due to HIV disease. The leading causes of death among adults aged 25-44 years are unintentional injury, cancer, heart disease, suicide, and homicide. In 2000, HIV was the third leading cause of death in this age group. It has dropped to seventh.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 25-44 years is significantly lower than the national rate.

What Is Being Done?

Preventing Injury in New Jersey: Priorities for Action [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/documents/injury_prevention.pdf] The [http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/ems-toolbox/ Narcan Program] was implemented in an effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Multiple [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/ resources] are offered by NJDOH to prevent and detect cancer. The [http://www.nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/ HIV/AIDS Services Division] prevents and reduces the spread of HIV, and ensures that HIV-infected people and those at risk of infection have access to the care they need.

Available Services

NJ Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/index.html http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/index.html] The [http://nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program] provides breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer education, outreach, screenings, case management, and follow-up services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of the state. [http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline] connects callers to skilled, trained counselors at local crisis centers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) NJ Department of Children and Families Hotlines and Helplines: [http://nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/ http://nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/] The [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/ Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services] helps community-based networks deliver high-quality, comprehensive services that meet the language and cultural needs of the people they serve.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Programs: *[http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/ Office of Emergency Medical Services] *[http://nj.gov/health/ces/ Cancer Resources] *[http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/heart-disease-stroke/ Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program] *[http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/maternalchild/suicide.shtml Suicide Prevention]
Page Content Updated On 07/24/2017, Published on 07/25/2017
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