Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Stroke
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in New Jersey and fifth in the US. It is third among women, as well as among Blacks and Asians. It is the fourth leading cause of death among men, as well as among Whites and Hispanics.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HDS-2. Preliminary 2015 data are from CDC WONDER.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html
- 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 with cerebrovascular disease (stroke) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: I60-I69
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to stroke
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce stroke deathsU.S. Target: 34.8 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 28.6 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
Other ObjectivesObjective HDS-2: Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to stroke per 100,000 standard population to 28.6 for the total population, 28.0 among Whites, 41.4 among Blacks, 17.1 among Hispanics, and 17.4 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?In New Jersey, over 3,000 deaths each year are due to stroke. The age-adjusted death rate due to stroke is steadily declining. Blacks have the highest age-adjusted death rate due to stroke and are the only racial/ethnic groups for whom the rate among males is significantly higher than among females. County rates per 100,000 population range from a low of 19.8 in Sussex to a high of 42.1 in Cumberland.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The rate among New Jerseyans is statistically significantly below the US rate.
What Is Being Done?The NJDOH Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (NJHDSP) Program works in partnership with public and private sector groups and organizations from health care, work site, and community settings to affect policy and systems level change. The NJHDSP Program strives to address all points of opportunity, from prevention of heart disease and stroke in healthy persons to controlling risk factors, treatment of illness and prevention of recurrence in those who have had an event, as well as issues related to rehabilitation, long-term, and end-of-life care.
Page Content Updated On 09/26/2016, Published on 05/08/2017