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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M19. LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY SEX
NEW JERSEY, 1999
CAUSE GROUP (ICD-10 CODES) TOTAL MALE FEMALE
RANK DEATHS CRUDE RATE AGE-ADJUSTED RATE 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 23,493 288.5 271.0 1 11,022 279.3 330.3 1 12,471 297.1 226.1
MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS (C00-C97) 2 18,178 223.2 210.6 2 9,056 229.5 255.1 2 9,122 217.3 181.8
CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (I60-I69) 3 4,122 50.6 47.5 3 1,658 42.0 50.3 3 2,464 58.7 45.0
CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES (J40-J47) 4 3,130 38.4 36.0 4 1,452 36.8 43.1 4 1,678 40.0 31.6
DIABETES MELLITUS (E10-E14) 5 2,436 29.9 28.2 6 1,169 29.6 32.8 5 1,267 30.2 24.4
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES (V01-X59,Y85-Y86) 6 2,227 27.3 26.7 5 1,419 36.0 37.7 8 808 19.3 16.8
INFLUENZA & PNEUMONIA (J10-J18) 7 2,075 25.5 24.0 7 907 23.0 28.9 6 1,168 27.8 20.9
SEPTICEMIA (A40-A41) 8 1,742 21.4 20.1 9 705 17.9 21.3 7 1,037 24.7 19.2
NEPHRITIS, NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, & NEPHROSIS (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27) 9 1,380 16.9 15.9 8 709 18.0 21.4 10 671 16.0 12.5
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (G30) 10 1,041 12.8 12.0 13 303 7.7 10.1 9 738 17.6 12.9
HIV DISEASE (B20-B24) 11 913 11.2 10.8 10 603 15.3 14.7 11 310 7.4 7.2
RESIDUAL -- 13,244 -- -- -- 6,398 -- -- -- 6,846 -- --
TOTAL -- 73,981 908.5 857.7 -- 35,401 897.0 1,026.8 -- 38,580 919.2 731.4
Crude death rates are computed per 100,000 sex-specific population.
Age-adjusted rates are computed per 100,000 sex-specific population based on the 2000 U.S. standard population.


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