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Leading Causes of Death: Age-Adjusted Rates, New Jersey and the United States, 2021

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Why Is This Important?

Analysis of mortality by cause is essential for the development of prevention strategies.


Deaths due to underlying causes of death eligible to be ranked as leading causes of death based on National Center for Health Statistics standards

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of deaths due to a particular underlying cause
  • Denominator:

    Number of persons in the population

Health Status Outcomes

There are also indicator profiles for leading causes of death by age. These are accessible on the [[a href="topic/Mortality.html" Mortality and Leading Causes of Death]] page.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:

Health Topic Pages Related to: Leading Causes of Death

Indicator Data Last Updated On 12/07/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (