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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M11. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
NEW JERSEY, 1994-1999
CAUSE GROUP COMPARABILITY-MODIFIED 1999
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
RANK NO. RANK NO. RANK NO. RANK NO. RANK NO. RANK NO.
DISEASES OF THE HEART 1 23,168 1 23,674 1 23,322 1 22,828 1 22,718 1 23,493
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS 2 18,658 2 18,714 2 18,247 2 18,032 2 17,811 2 18,178
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES 3 4,466 3 4,587 3 4,562 3 4,458 3 4,328 3 4,122
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES 5 2,696 5 2,765 4 2,891 4 2,908 4 2,828 4 3,130
DIABETES MELLITUS 6 2,232 6 2,477 5 2,431 5 2,420 5 2,344 5 2,436
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES 7 2,135 7 2,265 6 2,177 6 2,225 6 2,069 6 2,227
INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA 8 1,638 8 1,822 8 1,746 7 1,706 7 1,677 7 2,075
SEPTICEMIA 9 1,367 9 1,514 9 1,478 8 1,567 8 1,621 8 1,742
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, & NEPHROSIS 10 1,165 10 1,198 10 1,257 9 1,344 9 1,353 9 1,380
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE -- 696 -- 853 -- 948 -- 993 10 1,010 10 1,041
HIV DISEASE 4 2,786 4 2,911 7 2,045 10 1,171 -- 868 -- 913
-- = not ranked in top ten.
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 deaths were classified by ICD-9 and have been comparability-modified and re-ranked. See Table A for preliminary comparability ratios.


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