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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and ESRD result in poor quality of life and premature death. ESRD is very costly to treat, such that nearly 25% of the Medicare budget is used to treat people with CKD and ESRD. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure.[ ^1^]


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CKD-4.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at []
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [ State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Deaths with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: N18.0 (1999-2010), N18.5 (2011 and after)


Number of deaths due to end-stage renal disease


Total number of persons in the population

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CKD-4''': Reduce the age-adjusted death rate due to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) per 100,000 population to 4.0 for the total population, 3.2 among Whites, 10.9 among Blacks, 3.6 among Hispanics, and 2.0 among Asians.

How Are We Doing?

The death rate due to ESRD continues to rise in New Jersey and nationally, despite a temporary decline that may or may not have been related to a change in the cause of death coding for ESRD. The rate among Blacks is more than double the rates among Whites, Hispanics, and Asians. Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets were not achieved.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to ESRD is higher than the national rate.

Available Services

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Assistance Program for residents of New Jersey with an income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level: []
Page Content Updated On 10/03/2022, Published on 10/03/2022
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