Somerset County Public Health Profile Report
Deaths due to Kidney Disease: Deaths per 100,000 Standardized Population, 2014-2016
Somerset10.7 95% Confidence Interval(8.6 - 12.7)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?Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole.
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease in 2010-2016 is significantly lower than it was in 2000-2009. In New Jersey, about 1,500 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is more than double that of other racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 7.2 in Hunterdon to a high of 17.9 in Burlington and Salem.
Health Status Outcomes:
Data SourcesDeath 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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]
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