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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Persons 25-44 Years Old

Definition

Deaths among those aged 25 through 44 years

Numerator

Number of deaths among persons aged 25-44 years

Denominator

Number of persons aged 25-44 years in the population

Why Is This Important?

The deaths of younger adults present a public health concern and an opportunity for prevention. The leading cause of death among persons aged 25-44 years is injury. These deaths are, for the most part, preventable.

How Are We Doing?

The death rate among those aged 25-44 years had been slowly declining but the recent increase in unintentional poisoning deaths has resulted in an increase in the death rate among persons of this age group. In 2017, more than 80% of unintentional injury deaths in this age group were due to drug poisoning. Although the death rate among Blacks aged 25-44 years remains significantly higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups, the gap is narrowing rapidly due in large part to a decrease in deaths due to HIV disease. In 2000, HIV was the third leading cause of death in this age group. By 2016, it had dropped to tenth. The leading causes of death among adults aged 25-44 years are unintentional injury, heart disease, cancer, suicide, and homicide.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 25-44 years is significantly lower than the national rate.

Available Services

NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services: [https://nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/] The [http://nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program] provides breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer education, outreach, screenings, case management, and follow-up services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of the state. [http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline] connects callers to skilled, trained counselors at local crisis centers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) NJ Department of Children and Families Hotlines and Helplines: [http://nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/ http://nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/]

Health Program Information

NJDOH Programs: *[http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/ Office of Emergency Medical Services] *[http://nj.gov/health/ces/ Cancer Resources] *[http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/heart-disease-stroke/ Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program] *[http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/maternalchild/suicide.shtml Suicide Prevention]


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Data Tables


Mortality Rate among Adults 25-44 Years Old by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2017

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 36
US2000153.2152.3154.0130,249
US2001157.8156.9158.6133,357
US2002157.8156.9158.6132,495
US2003156.8155.9157.6130,761
US2004152.0151.1152.8126,230
US2005153.1152.3153.9126,710
US2006152.5151.6153.3125,995
US2007148.1147.2148.9122,178
US2008144.0143.2144.8118,645
US2009142.5141.7143.3117,167
US2010136.7135.9137.5112,292
US2011137.9137.1138.7113,641
US2012137.3136.5138.1113,753
US2013138.1137.3138.9115,036
US2014140.6139.8141.4118,173
US2015147.1146.2147.9124,605
US2016159.0158.2159.9135,408
US2017162.4161.5163.2140,011
NJ2000147.2142.6151.83,860
NJ2001160.8155.9165.64,188
NJ2002141.9137.3146.53,666
NJ2003138.0133.4142.53,523
NJ2004134.8130.3139.43,399
NJ2005134.9130.4139.53,354
NJ2006137.0132.4141.63,352
NJ2007125.5121.0130.03,029
NJ2008119.9115.6124.32,865
NJ2009117.9113.5122.22,786
NJ2010112.9108.6117.22,648
NJ2011116.6112.2121.02,723
NJ2012115.5111.2119.92,690
NJ2013122.0117.5126.52,833
NJ2014116.9112.5121.32,709
NJ2015122.2117.7126.72,823
NJ2016142.8138.0147.73,301
NJ2017152.8147.8157.83,552

Data Notes

The peak in the New Jersey rate in 2001 is due to deaths related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2001, 476 deaths (11%) among those aged 25-44 years were due to 9/11-related injuries.

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


Mortality Rate among Adults 25-44 Years Old by Year and Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2017

Race/EthnicityYearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 72
White2000126.1120.7131.52,079
White2001147.6141.7153.52,377
White2002129.0123.4134.62,027
White2003123.1117.6128.71,881
White2004126.0120.3131.71,869
White2005130.9125.0136.81,884
White2006131.2125.2137.21,829
White2007122.6116.6128.41,659
White2008115.4109.6121.21,525
White2009116.0110.2121.91,495
White2010116.1110.1122.21,417
White2011117.6111.5123.81,405
White2012124.7118.3131.11,462
White2013133.2126.6139.91,537
White2014131.1124.5137.81,488
White2015134.9128.1141.71,505
White2016163.4155.8170.91,800
White2017179.8171.8187.71,972
Black2000342.2323.1361.41,224
Black2001327.7308.9346.51,167
Black2002305.8287.6323.91,083
Black2003304.0285.8322.21,068
Black2004283.2265.6300.8990
Black2005284.0266.2301.7984
Black2006269.4252.0286.7926
Black2007250.0233.2266.8851
Black2008224.4208.5240.4758
Black2009213.2197.6228.8714
Black2010214.9198.8231.0682
Black2011231.8215.0248.6731
Black2012203.1187.4218.8639
Black2013211.4195.3227.4665
Black2014197.0181.6212.5622
Black2015202.9187.2218.6642
Black2016226.6210.1243.1722
Black2017231.3214.7247.9744
Hispanic2000120.2109.5131.0483
Hispanic2001121.0110.4131.6502
Hispanic2002110.7100.7120.7472
Hispanic2003108.799.0118.5475
Hispanic200490.181.398.9401
Hispanic200577.769.685.9351
Hispanic2006106.797.2116.2488
Hispanic200788.079.596.6407
Hispanic200896.487.5105.3451
Hispanic200990.882.299.3431
Hispanic201076.869.384.4396
Hispanic201184.476.692.3443
Hispanic201284.877.092.6452
Hispanic201389.081.096.9481
Hispanic201480.973.488.4444
Hispanic201590.882.998.8504
Hispanic2016106.297.6114.7596
Hispanic2017112.1103.4120.8639
Asian200032.023.940.061
Asian200157.647.168.1115
Asian200232.825.040.668
Asian200333.826.041.672
Asian200439.531.147.886
Asian200548.139.057.2107
Asian200633.726.141.376
Asian200732.625.239.975
Asian200836.628.944.486
Asian200937.830.045.690
Asian201038.631.146.1102
Asian201132.425.639.188
Asian201231.925.338.689
Asian201331.024.637.588
Asian201429.223.035.584
Asian201534.227.541.0100
Asian201633.627.040.2100
Asian201734.628.041.2105

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. The peaks in 2001 are due to deaths related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Among NJ residents aged 25-44 years, 9/11-related injuries were the cause of 36% of deaths among Asians, 16% among Whites, 5% among Hispanics, and 2% among Blacks.

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


Leading Causes of Death among Adults 25-44 Years Old by Year and Cause, New Jersey, 2000-2017

Leading Causes of Death 25-44YearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 90
Unintentional Injury200027.025.029.0707
Unintentional Injury200127.525.529.5717
Unintentional Injury200231.429.333.6812
Unintentional Injury200327.625.529.6704
Unintentional Injury200425.423.427.3639
Unintentional Injury200529.427.331.6732
Unintentional Injury200631.429.233.6769
Unintentional Injury200727.125.029.2654
Unintentional Injury200826.124.128.2624
Unintentional Injury200927.125.029.2640
Unintentional Injury201028.226.030.3661
Unintentional Injury201129.727.531.9694
Unintentional Injury201233.431.035.7777
Unintentional Injury201336.133.638.5838
Unintentional Injury201433.731.336.0780
Unintentional Injury201540.838.243.4942
Unintentional Injury201657.254.160.31,322
Unintentional Injury201768.164.871.51,584
Heart Disease200016.214.617.7424
Heart Disease200115.413.916.9401
Heart Disease200217.015.418.5438
Heart Disease200315.013.516.5382
Heart Disease200413.912.515.4351
Heart Disease200515.013.516.5373
Heart Disease200615.413.817.0377
Heart Disease200712.611.114.0303
Heart Disease200814.613.116.1349
Heart Disease200914.613.116.1345
Heart Disease201013.912.415.4326
Heart Disease201114.012.415.5326
Heart Disease201213.912.415.4324
Heart Disease201313.211.714.7307
Heart Disease201412.010.613.4278
Heart Disease201512.210.813.6282
Heart Disease201613.211.714.6304
Heart Disease201715.113.516.6350
Cancer200023.421.625.3614
Cancer200122.821.024.7595
Cancer200222.921.124.8592
Cancer200324.022.125.9613
Cancer200420.218.522.0510
Cancer200521.619.823.5538
Cancer200620.718.922.5507
Cancer200720.018.221.8482
Cancer200818.316.620.0437
Cancer200919.617.821.4463
Cancer201016.114.517.7378
Cancer201117.115.418.8400
Cancer201215.714.117.3366
Cancer201316.915.218.6393
Cancer201416.715.018.4387
Cancer201515.614.017.2361
Cancer201617.415.719.1403
Cancer201715.013.416.5348
Suicide20007.96.89.0208
Suicide20019.38.210.5243
Suicide20027.66.58.6195
Suicide20038.06.99.1204
Suicide20049.07.910.2228
Suicide20057.96.89.0197
Suicide20068.57.49.7208
Suicide20079.07.810.2217
Suicide20088.77.59.8207
Suicide20099.28.010.4217
Suicide20108.57.39.7200
Suicide20119.28.010.5216
Suicide20129.78.411.0226
Suicide20139.27.910.4213
Suicide201410.08.711.3232
Suicide201510.08.711.3231
Suicide20168.27.09.3189
Suicide20179.48.110.6218
Homicide20005.74.86.6150
Homicide200124.522.626.4638
Homicide20026.05.17.0156
Homicide20037.46.48.5190
Homicide20047.46.38.4186
Homicide20058.87.610.0219
Homicide20069.17.910.3222
Homicide20077.06.08.1169
Homicide20086.95.88.0165
Homicide20096.25.27.2147
Homicide20107.56.48.6176
Homicide20118.17.09.3190
Homicide20127.66.48.7176
Homicide20138.16.99.2188
Homicide20147.66.48.7175
Homicide20157.76.58.8177
Homicide20167.96.89.1183
Homicide20177.86.79.0182

Data Notes

The peak in the homicide rate in 2001 is due to deaths related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2001, 476 homicides (75%) among those aged 25-44 years were due to 9/11. The death rate due to homicides not related to 9/11 was 6.2.

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 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: [http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html] American Cancer Society: [http://www.cancer.org/] American Heart Association: [http://www.americanheart.org] CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention: [https://www.cdc.gov/violencePrevention/index.html]

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