Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Males
Analysis of mortality by sex is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
NotesCLRD = chronic lower respiratory diseases. Unintentional injuries are commonly referred to as "accidents."
- 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 male on the death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among males
DenominatorNumber of males in the population
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate among males is highest among Blacks, followed by Whites, Hispanics, and Asians, with statistically significant differences between each racial/ethnic group. The leading causes of death among males in New Jersey are: #heart disease #cancer #unintentional injury #stroke #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #diabetes #septicemia #kidney disease #Alzheimer's disease #influenza and pneumonia In comparison, Alzheimer's ranks fifth among females and unintentional injury ranks sixth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey males is significantly lower than that of U.S. males.
Page Content Updated On 07/26/2017, Published on 07/26/2017