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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to HIV Disease

Definition

Deaths with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: B20-B24

Numerator

Number of deaths due to HIV disease

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

HIV is a virus that weakens a person's immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. No cure exists for HIV but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.[https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html ^1^]

Healthy People Objective: Reduce deaths from HIV infection

U.S. Target: 3.3 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 4.2 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey Objective HIV-3''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to HIV disease per 100,000 standard population to 2.0 among the total population, 0.5 among Whites, 9.2 among Blacks, and 2.0 among Hispanics. '''Original Healthy New Jersey Objective HIV-3''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to HIV disease per 100,000 standard population to 4.2 among the total population, 1.4 among Whites, 21.8 among Blacks, and 4.7 among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to HIV disease has been steadily declining. Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets were achieved in 2009 by the total population and Whites and in 2010 by Blacks and Hispanics. However, the rate among Blacks remains significantly above the rate among other racial/ethnic groups. The rate among males is above that of females, but the gap continues to narrow.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate among New Jerseyans remains above that of the nation as a whole, but the gap has narrowed considerably because the New Jersey rate is declining more rapidly than the U.S. rate (77% decrease vs. 65% decrease between 2000 and 2016).

What Is Being Done?

New Jersey has initiated an HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) initiative that places PrEP Counselors in 24 locations across the state. Free, confidential rapid HIV testing is offered at 140 rapid HIV testing sites throughout NJ. The HIV Prevention Patient Navigator Program located in 15 HIV clinics is a linkage to care initiative that can help persons who test positive or are not in HIV care obtain an appointment for care and treatment on the same or next business day. There are also 44 community-based projects providing HIV prevention services to high risk populations located in areas that have been heavily impacted by the HIV epidemic. Several state-wide initiatives also provide intensive, specialized HIV prevention and risk reduction services including drop-in centers, syringe access programs, and church based prevention initiatives.

Available Services

NJDOH AIDS/STD Hotline: 800-624-2377

Health Program Information

NJDOH HIV Prevention and Care Services: [http://nj.gov/health/hivstdtb/hiv-aids/]


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Related Risk Factors Indicators:



Data Tables


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to HIV Disease, by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2016 (HNJ2020)

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 34
US20005.25.15.214,478
US20015.04.95.114,175
US20024.94.85.014,095
US20034.74.64.813,658
US20044.54.44.513,063
US20054.24.24.312,543
US20064.04.04.112,113
US20073.73.63.811,295
US20083.33.23.410,285
US20093.02.93.19,406
US20102.62.62.78,369
US20112.42.32.47,683
US20122.22.12.27,216
US20132.12.02.16,955
US20142.01.92.06,721
US20151.91.81.96,465
US20161.81.71.86,160
NJ20009.58.910.2830
NJ20018.98.39.5785
NJ20028.68.09.2762
NJ20037.56.98.1673
NJ20047.56.98.1672
NJ20056.66.17.2604
NJ20065.95.46.4539
NJ20075.34.85.8495
NJ20084.84.35.2448
NJ20094.23.74.6397
NJ20103.93.54.3378
NJ20113.73.34.2366
NJ20123.02.63.3297
NJ20132.82.53.2295
NJ20142.62.32.9270
NJ20152.52.12.8255
NJ20162.21.92.6236

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HIV-3.

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 HIV Disease, by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2016 (HNJ2020)

Race/EthnicityYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 51
White20002.52.02.9147
White20012.42.02.8145
White20022.62.13.0156
White20032.01.62.3121
White20042.42.02.9142
White20052.42.02.8146
White20061.71.42.1104
White20071.71.42.1104
White20081.51.11.891
White20090.90.71.263
White20100.90.71.261
White20111.00.71.263
White20120.90.61.158
White20130.90.61.156
White20140.80.51.048
White20150.60.40.840
White20160.80.61.156
Black200050.946.755.0553
Black200146.842.850.8511
Black200244.240.348.0484
Black200340.937.244.6447
Black200439.836.143.4442
Black200534.631.138.0387
Black200629.125.932.2326
Black200727.624.530.6312
Black200824.021.126.8274
Black200922.619.825.4263
Black201021.118.523.8249
Black201118.916.421.4228
Black201215.213.017.5187
Black201313.611.515.7173
Black201413.711.615.8174
Black201513.611.515.8174
Black201610.28.412.1131
Hispanic200012.310.214.3127
Hispanic200111.79.713.6126
Hispanic200210.89.012.7119
Hispanic20039.47.711.1102
Hispanic20046.75.38.178
Hispanic20055.64.36.963
Hispanic20068.36.79.8100
Hispanic20076.04.77.473
Hispanic20086.24.97.579
Hispanic20094.83.76.064
Hispanic20104.43.45.562
Hispanic20114.33.35.461
Hispanic20122.82.03.642
Hispanic20133.62.74.551
Hispanic20142.82.03.542
Hispanic20152.21.52.937
Hispanic20162.31.63.038

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HIV-3. Data for White and Black do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. The number of deaths due to HIV among Asians is too low to calculate reliable rates.

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 HIV Disease by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2016

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White0.80.61.156
Black10.28.412.1131
Hispanic2.31.63.038
Asian**
New Jersey2.21.92.6236
United States1.81.71.86,160

Data Notes

** Number of deaths is too small to calculate a reliable rate. Data for White and Black 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 HIV Disease, by Sex, New Jersey, 2000-2016

SexYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 34
Male200013.011.914.1551
Male200112.111.013.2521
Male200211.210.212.3485
Male200310.49.511.4455
Male20049.68.710.6422
Male20059.18.210.0409
Male20067.56.78.3338
Male20076.86.17.6313
Male20086.76.07.5309
Male20095.54.86.2259
Male20105.54.86.2260
Male20114.94.35.6235
Male20123.63.14.2180
Male20133.53.04.1178
Male20143.63.04.1181
Male20153.42.94.0175
Male20162.92.43.4145
Female20006.35.67.0279
Female20015.95.26.6264
Female20026.25.46.9277
Female20034.84.15.4218
Female20045.54.86.2250
Female20054.33.74.9195
Female20064.43.85.0201
Female20074.03.44.5182
Female20083.02.43.5139
Female20092.82.43.3138
Female20102.42.02.9118
Female20112.62.23.1131
Female20122.31.92.8117
Female20132.21.82.6117
Female20141.71.32.189
Female20151.61.22.080
Female20161.71.32.091

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 HIV Disease by County, New Jersey, 2012-2016

CountyDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 23
Atlantic3.52.54.5
Bergen0.70.51.0
Burlington1.20.71.6
Camden2.31.82.9
Cape May**0.63.0
Cumberland3.01.84.2
Essex10.69.611.7
Gloucester1.40.82.1
Hudson4.84.15.6
Hunterdon**0.01.1
Mercer3.12.33.9
Middlesex1.20.91.5
Monmouth1.61.12.0
Morris0.90.61.3
Ocean0.80.51.1
Passaic3.72.94.4
Salem**0.63.8
Somerset**0.31.1
Sussex**0.01.1
Union2.62.03.2
Warren**0.32.2
New Jersey2.62.52.8
United States2.02.02.0

Data Notes

** Number of deaths too small to calculate a reliable rate.

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

1. HIV Basics: [https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html] CDC HIV/AIDS Info: [http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/] AIDS.gov: [http://www.aids.gov/]

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