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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 unintentional 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 2019, 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. In 2019, it was tied with two other causes for eleventh leading cause of death. The leading causes of death among adults aged 25-44 years in 2019 were unintentional injury, cancer, heart disease, suicide, and homicide.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 25-44 years was significantly lower than the national rate in 2019.

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, 2000-2019

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 40
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
US2018160.1159.2160.9139,224
US2019162.3161.4163.1142,164
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
NJ2010113.0108.7117.32,648
NJ2011116.9112.5121.32,723
NJ2012116.3111.9120.72,690
NJ2013123.2118.7127.82,833
NJ2014118.6114.1123.02,709
NJ2015124.3119.7128.82,823
NJ2016145.8140.8150.83,301
NJ2017156.3151.2161.53,552
NJ2018159.4154.2164.53,636
NJ2019153.3148.2158.43,511

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. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.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, 2000-2019

Race/EthnicityYearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 80
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
White2011117.7111.6123.91,405
White2012125.0118.6131.41,462
White2013133.7127.0140.41,537
White2014131.9125.2138.61,488
White2015135.8129.0142.71,505
White2016164.8157.2172.41,800
White2017181.7173.7189.71,972
White2018192.1183.8200.32,084
White2019173.2165.4181.11,881
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
Black2010215.0198.9231.1682
Black2011232.2215.3249.0731
Black2012203.9188.1219.7639
Black2013212.8196.7229.0665
Black2014198.9183.3214.5622
Black2015205.2189.4221.1642
Black2016230.0213.2246.8722
Black2017235.3218.4252.2744
Black2018228.6212.0245.2729
Black2019224.7208.3241.0724
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
Hispanic201076.969.384.5396
Hispanic201184.876.992.7443
Hispanic201285.677.793.5452
Hispanic201390.282.298.3481
Hispanic201482.574.890.1444
Hispanic201592.984.8101.0504
Hispanic2016109.1100.3117.8596
Hispanic2017115.6106.6124.6639
Hispanic2018111.1102.3119.8620
Hispanic2019119.9110.8128.9673
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
Asian201038.731.246.2102
Asian201132.725.939.688
Asian201232.625.939.489
Asian201332.125.438.888
Asian201430.624.037.184
Asian201536.029.043.1100
Asian201635.628.742.6100
Asian201736.829.743.8105
Asian201835.628.742.5102
Asian201946.138.254.0132

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, 2000-2019

Leading Causes of Death 25-44YearDeaths per 100,000 Adults Aged 25-44 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 100
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 Injury201028.226.030.4661
Unintentional Injury201129.827.632.0694
Unintentional Injury201233.631.236.0777
Unintentional Injury201336.434.038.9838
Unintentional Injury201434.131.736.5780
Unintentional Injury201541.538.844.1942
Unintentional Injury201658.455.261.51,322
Unintentional Injury201769.766.373.11,584
Unintentional Injury201875.972.379.41,731
Unintentional Injury201971.067.674.51,626
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
Cancer201016.114.517.8378
Cancer201117.215.518.9400
Cancer201215.814.217.4366
Cancer201317.115.418.8393
Cancer201416.915.218.6387
Cancer201515.914.217.5361
Cancer201617.816.119.5403
Cancer201715.313.716.9348
Cancer201815.413.817.0352
Cancer201915.213.616.8349
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 Disease201114.012.515.5326
Heart Disease201214.012.515.5324
Heart Disease201313.411.914.8307
Heart Disease201412.210.713.6278
Heart Disease201512.411.013.9282
Heart Disease201613.411.914.9304
Heart Disease201715.413.817.0350
Heart Disease201812.711.214.2290
Heart Disease201912.410.913.8283
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
Suicide20108.57.49.7200
Suicide20119.38.010.5216
Suicide20129.88.511.0226
Suicide20139.38.010.5213
Suicide201410.28.811.5232
Suicide201510.28.911.5231
Suicide20168.47.29.5189
Suicide20179.68.310.9218
Suicide20189.88.511.1223
Suicide201910.08.811.3230
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
Homicide20118.27.09.3190
Homicide20127.66.58.7176
Homicide20138.27.09.4188
Homicide20147.76.58.8175
Homicide20157.86.68.9177
Homicide20168.16.99.2183
Homicide20178.06.89.2182
Homicide20187.05.98.0159
Homicide20195.84.96.8134

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

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

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