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Deaths due to Cancer by County, New Jersey, 2020

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Deaths due to Cancer by County, New Jersey, 2020

Why Is This Important?

For decades, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and New Jersey. In 2020, it was New Jersey's third leading cause of death after heart disease and COVID-19.


Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: C00-C97

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of deaths due to all types of cancer
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective CA-1

    NJ Target: Reduce cancer deaths to 135.5 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) for the total population, 65.3 for Asians, 161.8 for Blacks, 91.9 for Hispanics, and 143.4 for Whites by 2020

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Health Topic Pages Related to: Deaths due to Cancer

Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/23/2023, Published on 05/30/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (