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Query Builder for New Jersey Mortality Data: 2000-2021 - Age-adjusted Rates (Deaths Per 100,000 Standard Population) for the State

Query Builder Page Options

  • Select year grouping and year(s). Default is single years, most recent year.

  • Selecting years

    Use Ctrl to make multiple selections or drag the mouse to select consecutive years.

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  • Race Selection Changes

    In 2003, the standard US death certicate was changed to allow selection of more than one race. NJ implemented the new certificate in 2004. There are no records for Two or More Races in 2000-2002. Some out of state occurrences had 2+ races in 2003. See the Death Data Technical Notes for detailed information.

    Choose race, ethnicity, or race and ethnicity combined. Hover over the ? bubble or click the globe for more information.

  • Race

    Race groups include both Hispanics and non-Hispanics.

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity groups include persons of any race.

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  • Choose which sex to include in your analysis. The default is all persons.

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  • Cause of Death

    There are a variety of predefined causes of death to choose from. If causes on the predefined lists do not meet your needs, you may enter your own ICD-10 codes by selecting "User-defined causes."

    Choose a grouping scheme below. Default is NJ's major causes of death. Hover over the ? bubble or click the globe for more information.

  • NCHS Leading Causes of Death

    The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has developed a uniform procedure for ranking causes of death. Using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding structure, 113 selected causes of death were consolidated from the entire ICD-10 coding structure. Of these 113 causes, a subset of 52 rankable causes were selected to rank deaths for individuals older than one year of age. The rankings denote the most frequently occurring causes of death among causes eligible for ranking. Use the globe link to the right for a listing.

  • How to Specify ICD-10 Codes

    Enter the codes with or without the decimal point. Use a hyphen to indicate a range of codes. Use a space or comma between codes.

    Note that, for example, P23 includes all codes under P23 (congenital pneumonia), from P23.0 (Congenital pneumonia due to viral agent) to P23.9 (Congenital pneumonia, unspecified). Because the codes are alpha-numeric and not simply numeric, deaths coded simply P23_ [underscore added to show blank space] will not be included in a range from P23.0-P23.9 since P23_ is less than P23.0. P23-P24 would include all codes under P23 and P24.

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Primary group by field

Defines the data's primary grouping dimension. The primary grouping is required and also controls the ordering of the result's data rows. In MS-Excel and other graphing packages this is typically referred to as the the "dataset's category". If viewing in a 2-d table layout then this value/dimension is associated with table's "row" values. Others will refer to this value as the first "cross by" or the first dimension.

Optional secondary group by field

Defines the 2nd field (or dimension) to be used to group and aggregate values by. MS-Excel chart users will commonly refer to this as the dataset's "series" field. If viewing in a 2-d table layout then this field is associated with data table's value columns. Series group bys are optional. Maps and some charts, like the "Pie" chart, are currently not programmed to handle datasets that have more than one group by e.g. they only work with the primary category type group by being specified.

Optional chart graph

Defines the optional chart graphic to display.

NOTE: Maps and some charts, like the "Pie" chart, are currently not programmed to handle datasets that have more than one group by e.g. they only work with the primary category type group by being specified. All other charts will only work with a maximum of 2 group bys e.g. if the fixed group by exists then the series group by can NOT be used with charting or maps.

Optional Map Visualization

Defines the optional map graphic to display.

NOTE: Maps are only available when the category is set to a geographical area and does not have a series defined.

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