DefinitionDeaths among persons identified as non-Hispanic Black on their death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among non-Hispanic Blacks
DenominatorNumber of non-Hispanic Blacks in the population
Why Is This Important?Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
How Are We Doing?Death rates for both male and female Blacks are declining. The leading causes of death among Blacks in New Jersey in 2019 were:
#chronic lower respiratory diseases (tie)
#essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The age-adjusted death rate among Blacks in New Jersey is statistically significantly lower than that of the U.S.
What Is Being Done?Health equity is a priority in the [https://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/hnj2020/documents/ship2020.pdf 2020 New Jersey State Health Improvement Plan] and a guiding principle of the [https://healthy.nj.gov/2030/topics-objectives/cross-cutting-issues/equity/ Healthy New Jersey 2030] initiative.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/]