Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Asian Persons
Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
Notes*Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or other Asian. Does not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
- 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
Data Interpretation IssuesDeath rates for Asian persons should be interpreted with caution because of inconsistencies in reporting race on the death certificate as compared with race on censuses, surveys, and birth certificates. Studies have shown underreporting on death certificates of Asian decedents as well as undercounts of this group in the censuses. Nationally, studies have shown a 3% net underreport on death certificates for the Asian and Pacific Islander population.[https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_172.pdf ^1^]
DefinitionDeaths among persons identified as Asian on their death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among Asians
DenominatorNumber of Asians in the population
How Are We Doing?Death rates for both male and female Asians are generally declining. The leading causes of death among Asians in New Jersey are: #cancer #heart disease #stroke #diabetes #unintentional injuries #septicemia #kidney disease #influenza and pneumonia #suicide #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD)
What Is Being Done?Assessing, prioritizing, and addressing health disparities is a top objective of the Department of Health's 2016-2018 strategic plan. The [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/index.shtml Office of Minority and Multicultural Health] is leading the effort to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- the gaps in health status between New Jersey's minority and multicultural communities and the state as a whole.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/]
Page Content Updated On 09/20/2019, Published on 09/20/2019