What’s the Story?
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in New Jersey. It is the fourth leading cause among Blacks and Hispanics, fifth among Asians, and seventh among Whites.
By the Numbers
In New Jersey, nearly 2,000 deaths each year are due to diabetes. The age-adjusted death rate due to diabetes is about 20 per 100,000 standard population. The age-adjusted death rate among males is more than 50% above the rate among females. The rate among Black, non-Hispanic residents is nearly three times the rate among Asian, non-Hispanic residents and is more than double the rate among White, non-Hispanic and more than one and a half times the rate among Hispanics.
The DOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program seeks to reduce the health impacts of diabetes by increasing awareness of diabetes and its complications, improving the quality of diabetes care and access to care, developing partnerships and increasing community involvement to address diabetes issues, and utilizing data to better apply resources and improve health outcomes.
Did you know?
The rate of new adult diabetes cases is increasing in the state. In 2012, the diabetes prevalence was 9.2%. Approximately 596,000 adults have diabetes statewide.
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* Rate per 100,000 population
† Only one year of data currently available