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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Stroke

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in New Jersey and fifth in the US.


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HDS-2. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes all races.

Data Sources

  • 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 with cerebrovascular disease (stroke) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: I60-I69


Number of deaths due to stroke


Total number of persons in the population

Healthy People Objective: Reduce stroke deaths

U.S. Target: 34.8 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 28.6 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective HDS-2''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to stroke per 100,000 standard population to 28.6 for the total population, 28.0 among Whites, 41.4 among Blacks, 17.1 among Hispanics, and 17.4 among Asians.

How Are We Doing?

In New Jersey, nearly 3,500 deaths each year are due to stroke. The age-adjusted death rate due to stroke is steadily declining. Blacks have the highest age-adjusted death rate due to stroke but the gap is narrowing.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The rate among New Jerseyans is statistically significantly below the US rate.

What Is Being Done?

The NJDOH [ Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention] (NJHDSP) Program produces models for improving the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in New Jersey. NJHDSPP uses these models to assist New Jersey-based healthcare organizations in meeting nationally-recognized best practices and standards for the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke. NJHDSPP also administers federal funding to private and public sector recipients to affect policy and systems level change and seeks partnerships to perform facility and process assessments. The Office of [ Health Care Quality Assessment] maintains an Acute Stroke Registry and designates hospitals that meet certain standards as Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Centers.
Page Content Updated On 11/13/2020, Published on 11/13/2020
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