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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Persons 65-84 Years Old

Nearly 40% of all deaths among New Jersey residents are of persons aged 65-84 years.

Notes

CLRD = chronic lower respiratory diseases

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

Definition

Deaths among those aged 65 through 84 years

Numerator

Number of deaths among persons aged 65-84 years

Denominator

Number of persons aged 65-84 years in the population

How Are We Doing?

The death rate among those aged 65-84 years is declining. The death rates among Blacks and Whites aged 65-84 years are well above those of Hispanics and Asians. The leading causes of death among adults aged 65-84 years are cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and diabetes.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 65-84 years has been significantly lower than the national rate since 2002 and in recent years the gap has been widening.

Available Services

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.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Cancer Initiatives: [http://nj.gov/health/ces/] NJDOH Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Services: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chronic/index.shtml]
Page Content Updated On 07/25/2017, Published on 07/25/2017
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