Health Indicator Report of Deaths among White Persons
Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.
Notes*Non-Hispanic. CLRD = chronic lower respiratory diseases. Unintentional injuries are commonly referred to as "accidents."
- 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 White on their death certificate
NumeratorNumber of deaths among non-Hispanic Whites
DenominatorNumber of non-Hispanic Whites in the population
How Are We Doing?Death rates for both male and female Whites were declining but a slight increase began in 2016 due to the opioid crisis. The leading causes of death among Whites in New Jersey are: #heart disease #cancer #unintentional injuries #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #stroke #Alzheimer's disease #septicemia #diabetes #kidney disease #influenza/pneumonia
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The age-adjusted death rate among Whites in New Jersey is significantly lower than that of the U.S. as a whole.
Page Content Updated On 09/25/2019, Published on 09/25/2019