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Important Facts for Deaths among Persons 65-84 Years Old

Definition

Deaths among those aged 65 through 84 years

Numerator

Number of deaths among persons aged 65-84 years

Denominator

Number of persons aged 65-84 years in the population

Why Is This Important?

In a typical year, about 40% of all deaths among New Jersey residents are of persons aged 65-84 years.

How Are We Doing?

As of 2019, the death rate among those aged 65-84 years was declining. The death rates among Blacks and Whites aged 65-84 years were well above those of Hispanics and Asians. In 2019, the leading causes of death among adults aged 65-84 years were cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and diabetes.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 65-84 years has been significantly lower than the national rate since 2002 and in recent years the gap has been widening.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Cancer Initiatives: [http://nj.gov/health/ces/] NJDOH Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Services: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chronic/index.shtml]
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