DefinitionDeaths with nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death.
ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to kidney disease
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Why Is This Important?Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole.
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CKD-1''': Reduce the death rate due to kidney disease to 13.0 for the total population, 12.3 among Whites, 22.6 among Blacks, 9.0 among Hispanics, and 6.4 among Asians.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease is above the national rate.