Leading Causes of Death among New Jersey Residents - Detailed

data.nj.gov | Last Updated 7 Mar 2019

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

Tags: leading causes of death, mortality, ranking, heart disease, cancer

This dataset has the following 6 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyeartextFour digit year that the data.
Cause of Deathcause_of_deathtextThe underlying cause of death is the disease or injury which initiated the chain of events leading directly to death or the circumstances of the unintentional injury or violence which produced the fatal injury. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) list of 113 causes of death. See https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/query/NCHS113.htm
Number of DeathsnumeratornumberBased on underlying cause of death
Age-Adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 Populationage_adjusted_death_rate_per_100_000_populationnumberAn age-adjusted rate is a measure that controls for the effects of age differences between one population and another.
Lower 95% Confidence Limitlower_95_cinumberLower 95% Confidence Limit. https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/home/ConfidenceInterval.html
Upper 95% Confidence Limitupper_95_cinumberUpper 95% Confidence Limit. https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/home/ConfidenceInterval.html