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Deaths due to Kidney Disease

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Deaths due to Kidney Disease by County, New Jersey, 2018-2020

Why Is This Important?

Kidney disease was the tenth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole in 2020.


Deaths with nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of deaths due to kidney disease
Denominator:Estimated number of persons in the population

How Are We Doing?

More than 1,600 New Jersey residents die due to kidney disease each year. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease declined through 2013, but since then there has been a slight intermittent increase through 2020. The rate among Blacks remains more than double the rate among other racial/ethnic groups. Additionally, the rate among Blacks and Asians increased noticeably between 2019 and 2020 while only increasing slightly among Hispanics and decreasing among Whites. It is conceivable that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in deaths due to delays in medical care and fears of going to the hospital and being exposed to COVID. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. County rates range from a low of 5 deaths per 100,000 residents (age-adjusted) in Hunterdon to a high of 23 in Cumberland.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease is above the national rate.

Evidence-based Practices

Chronic Kidney Disease [ Prevention and Risk Management]

Available Services

NJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: []

More Resources

CDC Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative: [] National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): []

Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/24/2023, Published on 06/05/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (