Health Indicator Report of Deaths among White Persons
Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity 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 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 are generally declining despite slight increases in some recent years due to the opioid crisis. The leading causes of death among Whites in New Jersey in 2019 were: #heart disease #cancer #unintentional injuries #stroke #chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) #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 05/26/2021, Published on 05/26/2021