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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Definition

Deaths with chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) as the underlying cause of death. CLRD includes emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and other chronic lower respiratory diseases. ICD-10 codes: J40-J47

Numerator

Number of deaths due to chronic lower respiratory diseases

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

Chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the US and fifth in New Jersey.

How Are We Doing?

In New Jersey, over 3,000 deaths each year are due to chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD). In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females, but the difference is only statistically significant for Blacks. Among females, the rate is highest among Whites, but among males, the rate is nearly identical for both Whites and Blacks. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 20 in Hunterdon to a high of 51 in Gloucester.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The rate among New Jerseyans is about 30% below the US rate.

What Is Being Done?

The [http://pacnj.org/ Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey] (PACNJ) was founded in 2000 to act as a statewide clearinghouse for pediatric asthma programs and services. NJDOH has partnered with other departments within the state to create an Interdepartmental Asthma Plan to serve as a coordinated statewide planning guide.

Available Services

NJDOH Asthma Resources: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chronic/asthma/resources/]

Health Program Information

New Jersey Asthma Awareness and Education Program (AAEP): [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chronic/asthma/]


Related Indicators

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2017

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 36
US200044.243.944.4122,009
US200143.943.644.1123,013
US200243.943.644.1124,816
US200343.743.544.0126,382
US200441.641.441.9121,987
US200543.943.644.1130,933
US200641.040.841.2124,583
US200741.341.141.6127,924
US200844.744.444.9141,090
US200942.742.442.9137,353
US201042.242.042.4138,080
US201142.542.342.7142,943
US201241.641.341.8143,489
US201342.141.942.3149,205
US201440.540.340.7147,101
US201541.641.441.8155,041
US201640.640.440.8154,596
US201740.940.741.1160,201
NJ200034.032.735.23,008
NJ200132.631.433.92,912
NJ200232.030.833.22,887
NJ200331.930.733.12,911
NJ200433.131.934.33,037
NJ200534.032.835.33,149
NJ200630.629.431.82,862
NJ200731.530.432.72,992
NJ200834.132.935.43,281
NJ200932.331.233.53,154
NJ201031.230.132.43,108
NJ201131.230.032.33,159
NJ201231.530.432.73,273
NJ201330.929.732.03,245
NJ201428.327.229.43,048
NJ201529.328.230.43,203
NJ201627.626.528.73,065
NJ201728.727.629.83,228

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, [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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2017

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White33.231.634.82,737
Black23.720.926.5268
Hispanic13.011.414.7149
Asian5.54.07.035
New Jersey28.727.629.83,228
United States40.940.741.1160,201

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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Jersey, 2015-2017

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite32.631.333.9
MaleBlack31.628.834.3
MaleHispanic13.312.014.7
MaleAsian6.75.38.1
FemaleWhite32.531.233.8
FemaleBlack24.322.126.6
FemaleHispanic14.112.615.5
FemaleAsian4.43.35.5

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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by County, New Jersey, 2017

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 23
Atlantic34.927.841.9122
Bergen24.221.127.4322
Burlington32.427.137.6191
Camden31.826.936.7196
Cape May35.523.547.661
Cumberland46.035.356.883
Essex25.121.628.5220
Gloucester51.142.959.3168
Hudson25.922.129.7169
Hunterdon20.012.227.834
Mercer23.218.328.0104
Middlesex25.522.128.9247
Monmouth27.623.531.7230
Morris23.118.927.3156
Ocean38.633.643.6410
Passaic24.019.728.2140
Salem38.423.053.733
Somerset24.018.829.298
Sussex37.327.247.464
Union20.717.024.5131
Warren34.023.045.149
New Jersey28.727.629.83,228
United States40.940.741.1160,201

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

CDC Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Info: [https://www.cdc.gov/copd/index.html] American Lung Association: [http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/] Pediatric Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ): [http://www.pacnj.org/] Work-Related Asthma: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/workplacehealthandsafety/occupational-health-surveillance/work-related-asthma/]

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