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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M18. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN 1999 AMONG RESIDENTS 65 AND OVER
NEW JERSEY, 1994-1999
  YEAR HEART DISEASE MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES DIABETES MELLITUS INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
1994 19,608 1,819.2 13,345 1,238.2 3,822 354.6 2,333 216.5 1,744 161.8 1,433 133.0
1995 20,155 1,845.3 13,577 1,243.1 3,937 360.4 2,441 223.5 1,875 171.7 1,628 149.0
1996 20,142 1,831.8 13,274 1,207.1 3,945 358.8 2,540 231.0 1,869 170.0 1,546 140.6
1997 19,680 1,779.8 13,156 1,189.8 3,877 350.7 2,571 232.6 1,862 168.4 1,523 137.7
1998 19,750 1,786.0 13,067 1,181.7 3,757 339.7 2,524 228.3 1,814 164.0 1,512 136.7
1999 20,384 1,839.3 13,194 1,190.5 3,605 325.3 2,784 251.2 1,872 168.9 1,867 168.5
1994-1998 data are from the NJ single cause of death file. 1999 data are from the NCHS multiple cause of death file.
1994-1998 numbers have been comparability-modified. See Table A for preliminary comparability ratios.
Death rates are computed per 100,000 estimated population aged 65 and over.


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