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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Black Persons

Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.



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 among persons identified as non-Hispanic Black on their death certificate


Number of deaths among non-Hispanic Blacks


Number of non-Hispanic Blacks in the population

How Are We Doing?

Death rates for both male and female Blacks are declining. The leading causes of death among Blacks in New Jersey in 2019 were: #heart disease #cancer #unintentional injuries #stroke #diabetes #septicemia (tie) #chronic lower respiratory diseases (tie) #kidney disease #essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease #Alzheimer's disease

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate among Blacks in New Jersey is statistically significantly lower than that of the U.S.

What Is Being Done?

Health equity is a priority in the [ 2020 New Jersey State Health Improvement Plan] and a guiding principle of the [ Healthy New Jersey 2030] initiative.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: []
Page Content Updated On 05/26/2021, Published on 05/26/2021
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