Somerset County Public Health Profile Report
Deaths due to Diabetes: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2018-2020
Somerset14.2 95% Confidence Interval(11.8 - 16.5)Description of the Confidence IntervalThe confidence interval indicates the range of probable true values for the level of risk in the community.
A value of "NA" (Not Available) will appear if the confidence interval was not published with the NJSHAD indicator data for this measure.
Somerset Compared to State
Description of Gauge
Description of the GaugeThis graphic is based on the county data to the left. It compares the county value of this indicator to the state overall value.
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.
- 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.
Why Is This Important?Diabetes was the eighth leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents in 2020.
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate due to diabetes had been steadily declining for many years before increasing in 2020. In recent years, about 1,900 NJ resident deaths each year were due to diabetes. In 2020, there were over 2,400 such deaths. It is conceivable that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in other causes of death due to delays in medical care and fears of going to the hospital and being exposed to COVID. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. The rate among Blacks in 2020 was 2.7 times the rate among Whites. County rates ranged from a low of 10.4 deaths per 100,000 residents (age-adjusted) in Hunterdon to a high of 28.8 in Cumberland in 2020. Prior to 2020, the Healthy New Jersey 2020 original targets had been achieved by Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics and the revised targets had been met by Blacks and Hispanics as well.
Health Care System Factors:
- Dilated Eye Exams Among Persons with Diabetes
- Hemoglobin Screening Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes
Health Status Outcomes:
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html 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