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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M19. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX
NEW JERSEY, 1998
CAUSE GROUP (ICD-9 CODES) TOTAL MALE FEMALE
RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE
DISEASES OF THE HEART (390-398, 402, 404-429) 1 23,045 284.0 119.1 1 10,673 271.5 154.6 1 12,370 295.6 90.4
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS (140-208) 2 17,691 218.0 123.5 2 8,800 223.9 144.2 2 8,891 212.5 108.7
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (430-438) 3 4,088 50.4 20.9 3 1,619 41.2 22.8 3 2,469 59.0 19.1
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES (490-496) 4 2,699 33.3 15.1 5 1,244 31.6 17.3 4 1,454 34.8 13.7
PNEUMONIA & INFLUENZA (480-487) 5 2,402 29.6 10.8 7 1,073 27.3 13.7 5 1,329 31.8 8.7
DIABETES MELLITUS (250) 6 2,325 28.7 15.2 6 1,108 28.2 18.0 6 1,217 29.1 13.0
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES (E800-E949) 7 2,008 24.7 21.4 4 1,345 34.2 31.4 8 663 15.8 11.8
SEPTICEMIA (38) 8 1,357 16.7 7.4 8 575 14.6 8.3 7 782 18.7 6.7
NEPHRITIS & NEPHROSIS (580-589) 9 1,098 13.5 5.7 9 542 13.8 7.3 9 556 13.3 4.6
ARTERY, ARTERIOLES, & CAPILLARY DISEASES (441-448) 10 804 9.9 4.7 13 411 10.5 6.1 10 393 9.4 3.6
HIV INFECTION (42-44) 11 758 9.3 8.4 10 532 13.5 11.9 13 226 5.4 5.0
RESIDUAL -- 12,865 -- -- -- 6,179 -- -- -- 6,684 -- --
TOTAL -- 71,140 876.6 441.9 -- 34,101 867.5 546.8 -- 37,034 885.1 355.6
Crude death rates are computed per 100,000 sex-specific population.
Age-adjusted rated are computed per 100,000 sex-specific population based on the 1940 standard.


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