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Data List for Leading Causes of Death: Counts and Percentages, New Jersey, 2018

Cause of DeathPercent of DeathsNumer- ator
Record Count: 11
Heart Disease25.1%19,048
Unintentional Injury6.2%4,676
Alzheimer's Disease3.6%2,710
Kidney Disease2.2%1,672
Influenza and Pneumonia1.9%1,465
All Other Causes26.0%19,733

Data Source

Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator:Number of deaths due to a particular underlying cause
Denominator:Percent: Total number of deaths due to all causes; Rate: Number of persons in the population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/18/2020

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