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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and in the nation as a whole.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Kidney Disease by County, New Jersey, 2014-2016

Data Sources

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


Number of deaths due to kidney disease


Total number of persons in the population

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CKD-1''': Reduce the death rate due to kidney disease to 13.0 for the total population, 12.3 among Whites, 22.6 among Blacks, 9.0 among Hispanics, and 6.4 among Asians.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease in 2010-2016 is significantly lower than it was in 2000-2009. In New Jersey, about 1,500 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is more than double that of other racial/ethnic groups in New Jersey. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have a higher death rate than females. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 7.2 in Hunterdon to a high of 17.9 in Burlington and Salem.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease is slightly above the national rate but the difference is not statistically significant.

Available Services

NJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: []
Page Content Updated On 04/16/2018, Published on 08/14/2018
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