DefinitionDeaths among persons identified as male on the death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among males
DenominatorNumber of males 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 males 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 males in New Jersey were:
#chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD)
#influenza and pneumonia
In comparison, Alzheimer's ranked fourth among females and unintentional injury ranked sixth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey males was significantly lower than that of U.S. males in 2019.