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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M20. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY RACE
NEW JERSEY, 1999
CAUSE GROUP (ICD-10 CODES)  WHITE BLACK
RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE
DISEASES OF THE HEART (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) 1 21,000 325.4 272.0 1 2,268 189.4 293.6
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS (C00-C97) 2 15,791 244.7 210.0 2 2,139 178.6 251.4
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (I60-I69) 3 3,536 54.8 45.6 4 517 43.2 66.5
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES (J40-J47) 4 2,827 43.8 36.6 7 282 23.6 35.6
DIABETES MELLITUS (E10-E14) 5 1,946 30.2 25.6 5 449 37.5 54.3
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 7 1,835 28.4 26.5 6 355 29.6 32.8
INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA (J10-J18) 6 1,876 29.1 24.1 11 183 15.3 22.6
SEPTICEMIA (A40-A41) 8 1,459 22.6 19.0 8 276 23.0 36.1
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, & NEPHROSIS (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27) 9 1,117 17.3 14.4 9 250 20.9 31.7
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (G30) 10 974 15.1 12.4 15 60 5.0 9.7
HIV DISEASE (B20-B24) 18 312 4.8 4.6 3 598 49.9 52.2
PERINATAL CONDITIONS (P00-P96) 20 260 4.0 4.5 10 193 16.1 13.5
RESIDUAL -- 10,774 -- -- -- 1,826 -- --
TOTAL -- 63,707 987.1 839.5 -- 9,396 784.7 1,100.1
Crude death rates are computed per 100,000 race-specific population.
Age-adjusted rates are computed per 100,000 race-specific population based on the 2000 U.S. standard population.


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