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Deaths due to Asthma by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2002 to 2018-2020

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Why Is This Important?

Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.[ ^1^]


Deaths with asthma as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: J45-J46

Data Notes

  • Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
  • This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective AS-1. Data for White and Black do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. The number of deaths due to asthma among Asians is too low to calculate reliable rates.

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How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of deaths due to asthma
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/04/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (