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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M11. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
NEW JERSEY, 1988-1998
CAUSE GROUP 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No. Rank No.
DISEASES OF THE HEART 1 27,370 1 24,319 1 23,546 1 23,442 1 23,884 1 23,978 1 23,502 1 24,015 1 23,658 1 23,157 1 23,045
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS 2 17,082 2 17,835 2 17,756 2 18,253 2 18,102 2 18,467 2 18,532 2 18,588 2 18,124 2 17,910 2 17,691
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES 3 4,267 3 4,129 3 4,000 3 4,086 3 3,944 3 4,030 3 4,218 3 4,332 3 4,309 3 4,210 3 4,088
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES 6 2,247 4 2,376 5 2,314 4 2,354 4 2,360 4 2,638 4 2,573 4 2,639 4 2,759 4 2,775 4 2,699
PNEUMONIA & INFLUENZA 4 2,475 5 2,315 4 2,402 5 2,311 5 2,229 5 2,547 6 2,346 5 2,609 5 2,500 5 2,443 5 2,402
DIABETES MELLITUS 7 1,508 6 2,072 6 2,083 7 1,979 6 2,136 7 2,165 7 2,214 7 2,457 6 2,411 6 2,400 6 2,325
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES 5 2,332 7 2,052 7 1,954 6 2,016 7 2,094 8 2,109 8 2,072 8 2,198 7 2,113 7 2,159 7 2,008
SEPTICEMIA 8 1,215 9 1,083 9 1,141 9 1,126 9 1,205 9 1,228 9 1,144 9 1,267 9 1,237 8 1,311 8 1,357
NEPHRITIS & NEPHROSIS 11 892 11 823 12 770 11 859 10 895 11 906 10 946 10 972 10 1,020 9 1,091 9 1,098
ARTERY, ARTERIOLES, & CAPILLARY DISEASES 12 731 12 814 11 827 12 816 12 838 12 814 12 776 11 851 11 829 11 818 10 804
HIV INFECTION 9 1,212 8 1,586 8 1,637 8 1,925 8 2,057 6 2,294 5 2,434 6 2,543 8 1,786 10 1,023 11 758
CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE & CIRRHOSIS 10 1,025 10 1,049 10 918 10 891 11 860 10 929 11 892 12 825 12 781 12 738 12 722
A death certificate format revision in 1989 may have contributed to the difference in diabetes deaths in 1988 versus 1989 and later.


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