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New Jersey Health Statistics 1996

MORTALITY
1996

TRENDS AND PATTERNS IN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH

CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES

There were 4,309 resident deaths from cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) in 1996 (Table M6). Although the number of deaths from stroke decreased only 0.5 percent between 1995 and 1996 (Table M2), the total state age-adjusted death rate from stroke was almost 20 percent lower in 1996 than it had been ten years earlier (-19.3%). The death rates were lower in every age group including a 25.5 percent decline among 45 through 64 year olds. There were only 11 deaths from stroke in the resident population under 25 in 1996; 86.5 percent of stroke deaths occurred in persons 65 and over.

TABLE M6. RESIDENT DEATHS AND DEATH RATES FROM
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES BY AGE GROUP
NEW JERSEY, 1987 AND 1996
AGE GROUP 1996 1987 PERCENT
CHANGE IN
DEATH RATE
1987-1996
NUMBER OF DEATHS DEATH RATE* NUMBER OF DEATHS DEATH RATE*
UNDER 25 11 0.4 21 0.8 -47.3
25-44 108 4.2 116 4.7 -9.9
45-64 464 27.5 573 36.9 -25.5
65-84 2,193 223.6 2,371 263.5 -15.2
85 AND OVER 1,533 1,292.2 1,397 1,581.8 -18.3
NOT STATED 0 N/A 1 N/A N/A
TOTAL 4,309 23.0 4,479 28.5 -19.3
*DEATH RATES ARE COMPUTED PER 100,000 AGE-SPECIFIC POPULATION
RATES PRESENTED FOR THE TOTAL POPULATION ARE AGE-ADJUSTED


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