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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

TABLE M20A. AGE-ADJUSTED RATES FOR LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
NEW JERSEY, 1999
COUNTY DISEASES OF THE HEART (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51) MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS (C00-C97) CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES (I60-I69) CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASES (J40-J47) DIABETES MELLITUS (E10-E14)
NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE NUMBER RATE
ATLANTIC 745 272.1 628 239.9 144 52.4 110 40.5 62 23.8
BERGEN 2,505 236.0 2,074 198.4 477 44.9 287 26.9 215 20.5
BURLINGTON 1,081 262.4 912 215.1 185 45.5 169 40.2 100 24.1
CAMDEN 1,383 286.1 1,151 235.4 250 51.8 230 47.1 152 31.2
CAPE MAY 384 252.3 331 230.9 72 45.7 73 47.4 29 20.6
CUMBERLAND 472 318.2 304 207.8 80 53.8 64 43.4 49 33.7
ESSEX 2,089 281.9 1,575 214.4 396 53.5 280 38.1 299 40.8
GLOUCESTER 602 279.5 526 234.0 113 53.4 113 52.0 60 26.6
HUDSON 1,631 309.8 1,069 198.2 208 39.3 191 35.9 201 37.5
HUNTERDON 212 200.6 193 175.3 45 43.3 39 38.1 15 **
MERCER 919 270.2 701 205.9 159 46.7 124 36.3 95 27.8
MIDDLESEX 1,914 291.9 1,422 202.4 296 45.2 238 35.8 199 28.7
MONMOUTH 1,655 260.2 1,413 226.5 342 53.5 248 39.9 178 28.5
MORRIS 1,093 241.5 915 201.0 197 43.9 142 32.2 98 21.6
OCEAN 2,611 310.7 1,783 234.5 339 39.6 278 32.3 200 25.3
PASSAIC 1,348 283.8 971 207.3 260 54.9 142 30.0 137 29.3
SALEM 240 308.1 182 243.4 41 51.6 35 44.6 25 32.7
SOMERSET 559 209.6 473 175.5 120 45.5 101 38.6 83 31.3
SUSSEX 302 271.6 228 200.1 53 46.0 46 42.6 42 38.2
UNION 1,472 259.2 1,151 203.8 292 51.4 178 31.2 177 31.2
WARREN 276 260.4 176 169.5 53 50.2 42 40.2 20 19.0
TOTAL 23,493 271.0 18,178 210.6 4,122 47.5 3,130 36.0 2,436 28.2
Age-adjusted rates are computed per 100,000 county-specific population based on the 2000 U.S. standard population.    
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.             


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