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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 Union to a high of 49 in Cumberland.

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, 2000-2016

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 34
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
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
NJ201131.330.132.43,159
NJ201231.730.532.93,273
NJ201331.130.032.33,245
NJ201428.527.429.63,048
NJ201529.728.430.73,202
NJ201627.926.829.03,065

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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2016

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White31.329.832.92,546
Black28.325.331.4311
Hispanic14.612.916.4155
Asian5.33.76.831
New Jersey27.926.829.03,065
United States40.640.440.8154,596

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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Jersey, 2014-2016

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite32.931.634.2
MaleBlack36.233.339.1
MaleHispanic15.313.816.8
MaleAsian7.76.19.2
FemaleWhite31.830.533.0
FemaleBlack22.920.725.1
FemaleHispanic14.513.015.9
FemaleAsian5.34.06.6

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 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases by County, New Jersey, 2016

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 23
Atlantic37.630.244.8130
Bergen21.018.124.0266
Burlington28.123.233.0164
Camden37.231.942.5226
Cape May29.018.239.950
Cumberland49.138.060.186
Essex21.618.324.8179
Gloucester40.433.147.7131
Hudson27.723.831.7163
Hunterdon25.016.333.843
Mercer29.824.235.3128
Middlesex22.619.425.8215
Monmouth30.326.034.6249
Morris24.520.228.8164
Ocean34.830.139.6367
Passaic26.121.730.6145
Salem32.218.246.229
Somerset23.017.928.293
Sussex37.727.647.864
Union20.616.824.4131
Warren27.817.837.842
New Jersey27.926.829.03,065
United States40.640.440.8154,596

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

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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