Leading Causes of Death among New Jersey Residents - Top 50 Causes

data.nj.gov | Last Updated 3 Sep 2020

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_deathtextIn order to provide a consistent grouping and ranking standard, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) prepared a List of 113 Selected Causes of Death. Fifty causes on that list were designated as eligible to be ranked as leading causes of death. For more information about the NCHS rankings see Cause of Death Ranking on the NCHS website. See https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/query/NCHS50.htm
Number of Deathsnumber_of_deathsnumberBased 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_confidence_limitnumberLower 95% Confidence Limit. https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/home/ConfidenceInterval.html
Upper 95% Confidence Limitupper_95_confidence_limitnumberUpper 95% Confidence Limit. https://www26.state.nj.us/doh-shad/home/ConfidenceInterval.html