Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Females
Analysis of mortality by sex is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
NotesCLRD = chronic lower respiratory diseases
- 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 female on the death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among females
DenominatorNumber of females in the population
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate among females is highest among Blacks, followed by Whites, Hispanics, and Asians, with statistically significant differences between each racial/ethnic group. The leading causes of death among females in New Jersey are: #heart disease #cancer #stroke #Alzheimer's disease #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #unintentional injuries #septicemia #diabetes #influenza and pneumonia #kidney disease In comparison, unintentional injury ranks third among males and Alzheimer's ranks eighth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey females is significantly lower than that of U.S. females.
Page Content Updated On 03/30/2020, Published on 03/30/2020