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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Alzheimer's Disease

Definition

Deaths with Alzheimer's disease as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 code: G30

Numerator

Number of deaths due to Alzheimer's disease

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

Alzheimer's disease was the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents in 2019.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease rose steadily before peaking in 2017. In New Jersey, more than 2,600 deaths annually are due to Alzheimer's disease. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, females have higher death rates than males. In 2019, Alzheimer's disease was the fourth leading cause of death among women and ninth among men in New Jersey. The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease among Whites in New Jersey in significantly higher than among other racial/ethnic groups. Alzheimer's disease was the third leading cause of death among persons aged 85 years and over in 2019. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) ranged from a low of 12.2 in Hunterdon to a high of 33.3 in Cumberland in 2017-2019.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease is less than three-quarters the U.S. rate.

Available Services

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/alzheimer.html]


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:



Data Tables


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2019

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 40
US200018.017.918.249,558
US200119.319.119.553,852
US200220.820.721.058,866
US200322.121.922.263,457
US200422.622.422.865,965
US200524.023.824.271,599
US200623.723.523.972,432
US200723.823.724.074,632
US200825.825.626.082,435
US200924.224.024.479,003
US201025.124.925.383,494
US201124.724.624.984,974
US201223.823.624.083,637
US201323.523.423.784,767
US201425.425.325.693,541
US201529.429.329.6110,561
US201630.330.130.5116,103
US201731.030.931.2121,404
US201830.530.330.7122,019
US201929.829.730.0
NJ200014.313.515.11,267
NJ200115.314.516.11,376
NJ200216.715.817.51,522
NJ200317.616.718.51,637
NJ200418.317.419.21,713
NJ200519.018.120.01,815
NJ200616.916.117.81,649
NJ200718.417.419.21,823
NJ200818.417.519.31,857
NJ200918.217.319.11,874
NJ201017.616.718.51,881
NJ201118.217.319.11,962
NJ201217.116.217.91,883
NJ201316.215.317.01,812
NJ201417.216.418.11,962
NJ201519.618.720.52,261
NJ201620.819.921.82,435
NJ201723.722.724.72,830
NJ201822.621.623.62,710
NJ201921.820.822.72,633

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2019

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White23.622.225.02,158
Black19.316.821.9205
Hispanic17.115.219.0192
Asian7.05.38.849
New Jersey21.820.822.72,633
United States29.829.730.0121,499

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Jersey, 2017-2019

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite20.219.121.2
MaleBlack15.513.617.4
MaleHispanic14.413.015.9
MaleAsian6.24.87.6
FemaleWhite26.925.728.0
FemaleBlack21.119.023.2
FemaleHispanic21.419.723.2
FemaleAsian6.75.38.1

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by County, New Jersey, 2017-2019

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 23
Atlantic31.327.435.2
Bergen25.423.627.3
Burlington22.920.425.5
Camden28.225.530.8
Cape May32.625.939.3
Cumberland33.428.138.7
Essex16.114.517.7
Gloucester29.125.532.7
Hudson17.015.218.8
Hunterdon12.28.715.8
Mercer21.418.624.1
Middlesex17.415.819.0
Monmouth21.919.824.1
Morris22.820.425.2
Ocean24.221.926.4
Passaic23.220.825.6
Salem26.919.434.3
Somerset19.917.122.7
Sussex31.626.337.0
Union22.720.425.0
Warren15.010.819.3
New Jersey22.722.123.3
United States30.530.430.6

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

References and Community Resources

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/] CDC Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging: [https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm]

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