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Deaths due to Septicemia by County, New Jersey, 2018-2020

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Deaths due to Septicemia by County, New Jersey, 2018-2020

Why Is This Important?

Septicemia is an infection that happens when bacteria or other germs enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. That can trigger sepsis, which is the body's reaction to the infection. Septicemia was the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents and fifteenth in the U.S. in 2020.


Deaths with septicemia as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: A40-A41 Septicemia refers to the presence of a pathogen in the blood, whereas sepsis is the condition that is caused by the pathogen. In the context of mortality, if the cause of death is septicemia, sepsis is implied.

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 septicemia
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

Health Topic Pages Related to: Deaths due to Septicemia

Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/24/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (