Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Black Persons
Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
- 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
DefinitionDeaths among persons identified as non-Hispanic Black on their death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among non-Hispanic Blacks
DenominatorNumber 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 [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/index.shtml 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 InformationNJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/]
Page Content Updated On 07/26/2017, Published on 07/26/2017