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Data List for Leading Causes of Death: Counts and Percentages, New Jersey, 2016

Cause of DeathPercent of DeathsNumer- ator
Record Count: 11
Heart Disease25.4%18,598
Unintentional Injury5.2%3,840
Alzheimer's Disease3.3%2,435
Kidney Disease2.1%1,535
Influenza and Pneumonia1.6%1,208
All Other Causes25.8%18,884

Data Source

Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health

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Deaths due to underlying causes of death eligible to be ranked as leading causes of death based on National Center for Health Statistics standards

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator:Number of deaths due to a particular underlying cause
Denominator:Percent: Total number of deaths due to all causes; Rate: Number of persons in the population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/27/2018

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Content updated: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 05:00:56 EDT