Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Stroke
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in New Jersey and fifth in the US. It is third among women, as well as among Asians. It is the fourth leading cause of death among men, as well as among Blacks and Hispanics. It is the fifth leading cause of death among Whites.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective HDS-2.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html]
- Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
- Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
DefinitionDeaths with cerebrovascular disease (stroke) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: I60-I69
NumeratorNumber of deaths due to stroke
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce stroke deathsU.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. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 17 in Hunterdon to a high of 52 in Cumberland.
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 [http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/chronic/heart-disease-stroke/ 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 [http://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/cardiac-stroke-services/stroke-services/index.shtml 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 08/23/2019, Published on 08/23/2019