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Somerset County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Diabetes: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2014-2016

  • Somerset
    95% Confidence Interval (13.0 - 17.9)
  • Somerset Compared to State

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    Description of Gauge

    Description of the Gauge

    This graphic is based on the county data to the left. It compares the county value of this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The county's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The county's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The county's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The county's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The county value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the county's 95% confidence interval. If the county's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the county's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the county and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a county should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the county number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents. It is the fourth leading cause among Asians, fifth leading cause among Blacks and Hispanics, and sixth among males.

How Are We Doing?

In New Jersey, about 2,000 deaths each year are due to diabetes. The age-adjusted death rate has substantially declined in recent years and currently stands at 17.8. The rate among Blacks is much higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups but the gap is narrowing. The rate among males is higher than the rate among females for each racial/ethnic group. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 12 in Morris to a high of 31 in Cumberland.

What Is Being Done?

The New Jersey [ Diabetes Prevention and Control Program] facilitates grant funding for Diabetes Resource Coordination Centers (DRCCs) to improve prevention and control of diabetes.

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, []  

Measure Description for Deaths due to Diabetes

Definition: Deaths with diabetes as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: E10-E14
Numerator: Number of deaths due to diabetes
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Diabetes (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 18 August 2019 7:24:48 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: ".

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