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Hunterdon County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Heart Disease: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2020

  • Hunterdon
    95% Confidence Interval (122.0 - 164.0)
  • Hunterdon 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?

Heart disease affects every segment of the population. It is the leading cause of death among all Americans, all New Jerseyans, and for both men and women.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to heart disease had been steadily declining for many years before increasing in 2020. In recent years, nearly 19,000 NJ resident deaths each year were due to heart disease. In 2020, there were over 19,700 such deaths. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. Among the four major racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey, the rate is highest among Blacks. In 2020, county rates ranged from a low of 124 deaths per 100,000 residents (age-adjusted) in Somerset to a high of 253 in Cumberland.

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 Heart Disease

Definition: Deaths with heart disease as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51
Numerator: Number of deaths due to heart disease
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Heart Disease (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 Fri, 24 May 2024 8:46:12 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: ".

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