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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among White Persons

Analysis of mortality by race/ethnicity is essential to the elimination of health disparities.



Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at []
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [ State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Deaths among persons identified as non-Hispanic White on their death certificate


Number of deaths among non-Hispanic Whites


Number 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
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