Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Males
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 male on the death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among males
DenominatorNumber of males in the population
How Are We Doing?The age-adjusted death rate among males 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 males in New Jersey were: #heart disease #cancer #unintentional injury #stroke #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #diabetes #septicemia #kidney disease #Alzheimer's disease #influenza and pneumonia In comparison, Alzheimer's ranked fourth among females and unintentional injury ranked sixth.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The death rate among New Jersey males was significantly lower than that of U.S. males in 2019.
Page Content Updated On 06/21/2021, Published on 06/21/2021