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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 is the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. and New Jersey residents. In New Jersey, it was the seventh leading cause of death from 2007 to 2014, eighth from 2004 to 2006, and tenth from 1998 to 2003. Prior to that it was not in the top ten. [https://www-doh.state.nj.us/doh-shad/view/sharedstatic/LCODtable.pdf More info]

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease continues to rise. In New Jersey, nearly 2,500 deaths each year are due to Alzheimer's disease. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, females have significantly higher death rates than males. Alzheimer's disease is the fifth leading cause of death among women and ninth among men in New Jersey. The age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease is highest among Whites in New Jersey. Alzheimer's disease is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 85 years and over. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 8 in Hunterdon to a high of 27 in Sussex.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to Alzheimer's disease is about two-thirds the U.S. rate.

What Is Being Done?

The New Jersey Department of Human Services' [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/alzheimer.html Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program] partially subsidizes the purchase of adult day care services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

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, 2000-2016

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 34
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
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
NJ201118.317.419.21,962
NJ201217.216.318.01,883
NJ201316.315.417.11,812
NJ201417.416.518.21,962
NJ201519.718.820.72,260
NJ201621.120.122.02,435

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html]
  • 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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2016

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White23.322.024.72,116
Black17.915.420.3172
Hispanic11.39.812.9106
Asian5.43.97.028
New Jersey21.120.122.02,435
United States30.330.130.5116,103

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, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Jersey, 2014-2016

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite17.716.718.6
MaleBlack14.212.416.0
MaleHispanic9.38.110.5
MaleAsian4.83.66.1
FemaleWhite23.122.124.2
FemaleBlack16.114.318.0
FemaleHispanic13.311.914.7
FemaleAsian7.45.98.9

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, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Alzheimer's Disease by County, New Jersey, 2014-2016

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 23
Atlantic21.218.024.3
Bergen20.218.521.8
Burlington24.822.127.4
Camden25.723.228.2
Cape May24.618.930.4
Cumberland25.821.230.4
Essex13.912.415.4
Gloucester21.718.624.8
Hudson14.613.016.3
Hunterdon8.45.511.3
Mercer17.815.320.3
Middlesex14.513.016.0
Monmouth20.618.622.7
Morris18.015.920.2
Ocean23.020.825.3
Passaic18.216.120.4
Salem18.412.324.5
Somerset19.216.522.0
Sussex27.222.232.1
Union18.015.920.0
Warren14.410.318.6
New Jersey19.418.919.9
United States28.428.328.5

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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]

References and Community Resources

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services: [http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/]

Page Content Updated On 04/13/2018, Published on 10/16/2018
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