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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M18. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN 1998 AMONG RESIDENTS 65 AND OVER
NEW JERSEY, 1988-1998
  HEART DISEASE MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES PNEUMONIA & INFLUENZA DIABETES MELLITUS
YEAR NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
1988 22,687 2,261.6 11,404 1,136.8 3,583 357.2 1,848 184.2 2,100 209.3 1,108 110.5
1989 20,226 1,990.0 12,152 1,195.6 3,510 345.3 2,023 199.0 1,964 193.2 1,575 155.0
1990 19,849 1,936.4 12,332 1,203.1 3,396 331.3 1,953 190.5 2,086 203.5 1,564 152.6
1991 19,750 1,893.1 12,882 1,234.8 3,458 331.5 1,955 191.2 2,009 192.6 1,491 142.9
1992 20,206 1,911.6 12,779 1,209.0 3,425 324.0 2,049 193.8 1,938 183.3 1,618 153.1
1993 20,366 1,900.5 13,286 1,239.8 3,462 323.1 2,297 214.3 2,267 211.5 1,637 152.8
1994 19,890 1,836.3 13,255 1,223.8 3,610 333.3 2,227 205.6 2,053 189.5 1,730 159.7
1995 20,445 1,871.9 13,485 1,234.7 3,718 340.4 2,330 213.3 2,331 213.4 1,860 170.3
1996 20,432 1,858.1 13,184 1,199.0 3,726 338.9 2,424 220.4 2,214 201.3 1,854 168.6
1997 19,963 1,805.5 13,067 1,181.8 3,662 331.2 2,454 221.9 2,181 197.3 1,847 167.0
1998 20,034 1,811.7 12,979 1,173.7 3,548 320.8 2,409 217.8 2,165 195.8 1,799 162.7
Death rates are computed per 100,000 estimated population aged 65 and over.


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