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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Black Persons

Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.



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 among persons identified as non-Hispanic Black on their death certificate


Number of deaths among non-Hispanic Blacks


Number of non-Hispanic Blacks in the population

How Are We Doing?

Death rates for both male and female Blacks are declining. The leading causes of death among Blacks in New Jersey are: #heart disease #cancer #stroke #unintentional injuries #diabetes #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #septicemia #kidney disease #homicide #HIV disease

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate among Blacks in New Jersey is statistically significantly lower than that of the U.S.

What Is Being Done?

Assessing, prioritizing, and addressing health disparities is a top objective of the Department of Health's 2016-2018 strategic plan. The [ Office of Minority and Multicultural Health] is leading the effort to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- the gaps in health status between New Jersey's minority and multicultural communities and the state as a whole.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: []
Page Content Updated On 07/26/2017, Published on 07/26/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:06 EST