1. Diabetes

  2. What’s the Story?

    Diabetes is the eighth leading cause of death in New Jersey.  It is the fifth leading cause among Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; sixth among males; and eighth among Whites and females.

  3. By the Numbers

    In New Jersey, nearly 2,000 deaths each year are due to diabetes. The age-adjusted death rate due to diabetes is about 18 per 100,000 standard population. The age-adjusted death rate among males is more than double the rate among females.  The rate among Blacks is much higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups but the gap is narrowing.

  4. Our Strategy

    The DOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program seeks to reduce the health impacts of diabetes by increasing awareness of diabetes and its complications, improving the quality of diabetes care and access to care, developing partnerships and increasing community involvement to address diabetes issues, and utilizing data to better apply resources and improve health outcomes.

  5. Did you know?

    The rate of new adult diabetes cases is increasing in the state.  In 2016, the diabetes prevalence was 9.2%.  Approximately 640,000 adults have diabetes statewide.

  6. To Learn More

    For more information, please refer to these resources:


Progress Toward Goal

* Rate per 100,000 population

Only one year of data currently available

Exceeding Goal
At/Making progress toward Goal
Making less progress toward Goal than expected
Not progressing toward Goal
Negative progression toward Goal

Last Reviewed: 12/11/2017