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Deaths due to Unintentional Poisoning by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000 to 2020

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  • **Rate does not meet National Center for Health Statistics standards of statistically reliability for presentation (RSE >=23% and n<20).

Why Is This Important?

Every day in the U.S., an average of 240 people die as a result of unintentional poisoning and 4,900 others are treated in emergency departments (2020 data).^[ 1]^ Unintentional poisoning deaths in the United States increased nearly sevenfold between 2000 and 2020.^[ 2]^


Deaths with unintentional poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: X40-X49 (includes poisoning by legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, gases and vapors such as carbon monoxide and automobile exhaust, pesticides, and other chemicals and noxious substances) '''''This includes, but is not limited to, opioids and other drugs.'''''

Data Notes

  • Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
  • This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective IVP-6. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of deaths due to unintentional poisoning
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

Healthy NJ 2020 Objective IVP-6

NJ Target: Reduce unintentional poisoning deaths to 6.8 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) for the total population, 8.6 for Blacks, 3.1 for Hispanics, and 8.6 for Whites by 2020

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Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/06/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (