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Stats of the State of New Jersey

New Jersey Birth Data 2017
New Jersey Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.9 40th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 35.9 4th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.5 28th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 10.3 46th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 7.9 31st 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2017
NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 18,840 162.3 23rd 165.0
2. Cancer 16,264 144.6 39th 152.5
3. Accidents 4,482 47.3 35th 49.4
4. Stroke 3,474 30.2 43rd 37.6
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,227 28.6 49th 40.9
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,829 23.6 40th 31.0
7. Diabetes 1,908 16.9 46th 21.5
8. Septicemia 1,898 16.7 5th 10.6
9. Kidney Disease 1,591 13.9 22nd 13.0
10. Flu/Pneumonia 1,337 11.7 42d (tie) 14.3

 

New Jersey Mortality Data
New Jersey Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 478 5.3 39,733 12.0
Homicide 352 4.1 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 2,685 30.0 70,237 21.7

 

Other New Jersey Data
Other New Jersey Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.5 5.9
Marriage Rate 5.5 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.6 2.9†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

New Jersey Birth Data 2016
New Jersey Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 34.6 39th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 36.2 4th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.9 24th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 11.0 46th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.1 26th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2016
NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 18,597 164.7 20th 165.5
2. Cancer 16,377 149.7 36th 155.8
3. Accidents 3,839 40.8 44th 47.4
4. Stroke 3,401 30.4 43rd 37.3
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,064 27.9 49th 40.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,435 21.1 45th 30.3
7. Diabetes 1,949 17.8 42nd 21.0
8. Septicemia 1,925 17.5 4th 10.7
9. Kidney Disease 1,535 13.8 22nd 13.1
10. Flu/Pneumonia 1,208 10.7 42d (tie) 13.5

 

New Jersey Mortality Data
New Jersey Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 485 5.5 38,658 11.8
Homicide 395 4.6 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 2,056 23.2 63,632 19.8

 

Other New Jersey Data
Other New Jersey Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.2 9.0††
Marriage Rate 5.7 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.7 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
† Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

New Jersey Birth Data 2015
New Jersey Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.1 39th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 36.8 4th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.8 23rd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 12.1 46th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.1 25th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2015
NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 18,647 166.7 21st 168.5
2. Cancer 16,270 150.8 39th 158.5
3. Stroke 3,413 31.1 44th 37.6
4. Accidents 3,218 33.7 46th 43.2
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,202 29.6 49th 41.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,260 19.8 45th 29.4
7. Septicemia 1,957 17.9 4th 11.0
8. Diabetes 1,933 17.9 43rd (tie) 21.3
9. Kidney Disease 1,582 14.4 21st (tie) 13.4
10. Flu/Pneumonia 1,402 12.5 41st 15.2

 

New Jersey Mortality Data
New Jersey Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 475 5.4 36,252 11.1
Homicide 388 4.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,454 16.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other New Jersey Data
Other New Jersey Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

6.9

7.2

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 5.6 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.8 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
† Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

New Jersey Birth Data 2014
New Jersey Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.5 38th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 37.4 3rd 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.6 23rd 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 13.1 47th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.1 24th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2014
NJ Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 18,319 166.3 22nd 167.0
2.  Cancer 16,591 156.1 34th 161.2
3.  Stroke 3,419 31.4 43rd 36.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,046 28.5 49th 40.5
5.  Accidents 2,970 30.9 46th 40.5
6.  Diabetes 2,062 19.3 33rd 20.9
7.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,962 17.4 45th 25.4
8.  Septicemia 1,764 16.5 5th 10.7
9.  Kidney Disease 1,502 13.8 24th 13.2
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,234 11.3 44th 15.1

 

New Jersey Mortality Data
New Jersey Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 468 5.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 372 4.4 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,253 14 47,055 14.7

 

Other New Jersey Data
Other New Jersey Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.4 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 9.4 11.5
Marriage Rate 5.4 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.8 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

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