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New Jersey Health Statistics 1996

MORTALITY
1996

TRENDS AND PATTERNS IN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH

NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS

Nephritis and nephrosis remained the tenth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents in 1996. In 1996 this cause accounted for 1,020 deaths, 83.6 percent of them 65 years of age and over (Table M14). Each of the age groups 25 through 64 years and 85 and over had lower death rates in 1996 than in 1987, although note should be taken of the small numbers of deaths from this cause group in individuals under 45 years of age. While declining in the non-elderly age groups, the numbers of deaths from this cause increased substantially in the oldest age groups. The numbers of deaths due to this cause among those under the age of 25 are too small to analyze.

TABLE M14. RESIDENT DEATHS AND DEATH RATES FROM
NEPHRITIS AND NEPHROSIS BY AGE GROUP
NEW JERSEY, 1987 AND 1996
AGE GROUP 1996 1987 PERCENT
CHANGE IN
DEATH RATE
1987-1996
NUMBER OF DEATHS DEATH RATE* NUMBER OF DEATHS DEATH RATE*
UNDER 25 14 0.5 10 0.4 40.7
25-44 43 1.7 46 1.9 -9.6
45-64 110 6.5 129 8.3 -21.5
65-84 539 54.9 468 52.0 5.6
85 AND OVER 314 264.7 242 274.0 -3.4
TOTAL 1,020 5.8 895 6.1 -4.9
*DEATH RATES ARE COMPUTED PER 100,000 AGE-SPECIFIC POPULATION
RATES PRESENTED FOR THE TOTAL POPULATION ARE AGE-ADJUSTED


 
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