Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Black Persons
Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
Notes*Non-Hispanic U.S. data for 2000-2017 are based on bridged-race categories.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
- 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 among persons identified as non-Hispanic Black on their death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among non-Hispanic Blacks
DenominatorNumber 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 [https://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/hnj2020/documents/ship2020.pdf 2020 New Jersey State Health Improvement Plan] and a guiding principle of the [https://healthy.nj.gov/2030/topics-objectives/cross-cutting-issues/equity/ Healthy New Jersey 2030] initiative.
Health Program InformationNJDOH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: [http://nj.gov/health/ommh/]
Page Content Updated On 05/26/2021, Published on 05/26/2021