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Atlantic County Public Health Profile Report

Deaths due to Kidney Disease: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2018-2020

  • Atlantic
    14.6
    95% Confidence Interval (12.0 - 17.3)
    State
    14.3
    U.S.
    12.8
  • Atlantic Compared to State

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    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?

Kidney disease was the tenth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole in 2020.

How Are We Doing?

More than 1,600 New Jersey residents die due to kidney disease each year. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease declined through 2013, but since then there has been a slight intermittent increase through 2020. The rate among Blacks remains more than double the rate among other racial/ethnic groups. Additionally, the rate among Blacks and Asians increased noticeably between 2019 and 2020 while only increasing slightly among Hispanics and decreasing among Whites. It is conceivable that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in deaths 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. County rates range from a low of 5 deaths per 100,000 residents (age-adjusted) in Hunterdon to a high of 23 in Cumberland.

Evidence-based Practices

[https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/prevention-risk.html Prevention and Risk Management]

Data Sources

Death 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 Kidney Disease

Definition: Deaths with nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
Numerator: Number of deaths due to kidney disease
Denominator: Total number of persons in the population

Indicator Profile Report

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

Date Content Last Updated

05/03/2022
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Wed, 08 February 2023 13:03:59 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

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