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, 2015-2017
- 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
DefinitionDeaths with nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (kidney disease) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: N00-N07, N17-N19, N25-N27
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to kidney disease
DenominatorTotal 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 2010-2017 was significantly lower than it was in 2000-2009. In New Jersey, about 1,600 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. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 7.6 in Hunterdon to a high of 18.1 in 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.
Available ServicesNJDOH End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Assistance: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/end-stage-chronic-renal/]
Page Content Updated On 08/26/2019, Published on 08/26/2019