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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among White Persons

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

Notes

*Non-Hispanic. CLRD = chronic lower respiratory diseases. Unintentional injuries are commonly referred to as "accidents."

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 persons identified as non-Hispanic White on their death certificate

Numerator

Number of deaths among non-Hispanic Whites

Denominator

Number of non-Hispanic Whites in the population

How Are We Doing?

Death rates for both male and female Whites are declining. The leading causes of death among Whites in New Jersey are: #heart disease #cancer #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #stroke #unintentional injuries #Alzheimer's disease #septicemia #diabetes #kidney disease #influenza/pneumonia

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate among Whites in New Jersey is significantly lower than that of the U.S. as a whole.
Page Content Updated On 07/26/2017, Published on 07/26/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:42 EST