Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Females
Analysis of mortality by sex is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
- 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 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. In 2019, the leading causes of death among females in New Jersey were: #heart disease #cancer #stroke #Alzheimer's disease #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #unintentional injuries #septicemia #diabetes #kidney disease #influenza and pneumonia In comparison, unintentional injury ranked third among males and Alzheimer's ranked ninth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey females was significantly lower than that of U.S. females in 2019.
Page Content Updated On 06/21/2021, Published on 06/21/2021