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Health Indicator Report of Crude Death Rate

Crude death rates are the actual measures of mortality risk in a population. Age-adjusted rates are better for comparison across time, geography, and demographic subgroups, so crude rates should only be used to determine the probability or underlying risk of death.

Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Definition

The number of resident deaths per 100,000 population

Numerator

The number of resident deaths

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

How Are We Doing?

The crude death rate in New Jersey was generally decreasing until recent increases beginning in 2015.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The crude death rate among New Jerseyans was above that of the U.S. until 2008.
Page Content Updated On 07/12/2019, Published on 07/12/2019
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