Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators are a small set of Healthy New Jersey 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. New Jersey’s Leading Health Indicators are intended to reflect the state’s major public health concerns. 

What Are the Leading Health Indicators? (PDF)

 

LHI Status pie chart

Access to Primary Care: Personal DoctorBirth Outcomes: Infant Death

Childhood Immunization

Increase the proportion of adults with a personal doctor or health care provider

  • Baseline (2011): 83.5%
  • Target (2020): 90.0%

Target not met as of 2016 and there is little or no detectable change in the trend.

 

Reduce the infant death rate

  • Baseline (2007): 5.1 per 1,000 live births
  • Target (2020): 4.8 per 1,000 live births

Target met in 2012.

Increase the percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who receive the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

  • Baseline (2010): 51.6%
  • Target (2020): 80.0%

Target not met as of 2015, but trend is improving.

Heart Disease: Death Rate  Obesity: Adults Obesity: Teens 

Reduce the death rate due to coronary heart disease

  • Baseline (2007): 140.1 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
  • Target (2020): 112.1 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)

Target met in 2014.

Prevent an increase in the proportion of the adult population that is obese

  • Baseline (2011; 20 years+): 23.8%
  • Target (2020): 23.8% 

Target not met as of 2016 and trend is getting worse.

Prevent an increase in the proportion of the high school student population that is obese

  • Baseline (2009): 10.3%
  • Target (2020): 10.3%

Target met in 2013.

 

Last Reviewed: 9/19/2017