DefinitionDeaths among persons identified as female on the death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among females
DenominatorNumber of females in the population
Why Is This Important?Analysis of mortality by sex is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate among females is highest among Blacks, followed by Whites, Hispanics, and Asians, with statistically significant differences between each racial/ethnic group.
In 2019, the leading causes of death among females in New Jersey were:
#chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD)
#influenza and pneumonia
In comparison, unintentional injury ranked third among males and Alzheimer's ranked ninth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey females was significantly lower than that of U.S. females in 2019.