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New Jersey Health Statistics

Rose Marie Martin, M.P.H.
Maria L. Baron, M.A.S.
Claffertene Cheeks

Christine Todd Whitman, Governor
State of New Jersey

Len Fishman
New Jersey Department of Health

Anne F. Weiss
Senior Assistant Commissioner
Health Planning and Regulation

Mark C. Fulcomer, Ph.D.
Center for Health Statistics

July, 1996


This report presents selected New Jersey vital and health statistics for the calendar year 1993. The report includes statistics on natality, mortality, marriages, divorces and morbidity, in addition to population estimates for the State, distributed by age, race and sex and total estimates for counties. Except when noted, data on births, deaths and fetal deaths include all reported resident events of these types, regardless of the state of occurrence. Transfer among the states of information on resident births, deaths and fetal deaths is affected through participation in the national Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Marriage and divorce data encompass all of these events occurring in New Jersey, but do not include marriages and divorces of New Jersey residents that occurred outside the state. Data definitions and limitations are discussed in the Technical Notes Section of the report.

Data tables in this report are presented in the most frequently requested formats. Where feasible, the data are distributed by demographic variables, such as age, race, and sex and by county of residence.

The accuracy of the data contained in this report depends on the completeness and validity of the information recorded on the various vital records. Statistics on births, deaths, fetal deaths and marriages summarize the contents of the respective data files as of the time of preparation of the various chapters. Additions, deletions and corrections made after that date are not reflected in the report.

Population estimates for the State by age and sex and for counties included in the report were prepared by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and were provided to the Center for Health Statistics by the New Jersey State Department of Labor. The distributions by race for the population tables were prepared by Center for Health Statistics staff using methodology provided by Dr. Sen-Yuan Wu of the Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research in the New Jersey Department of Labor. An explanation of the methodology used to develop the estimates is contained in the population chapter of the report.

The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) staff is available to answer questions regarding the content and use of the data in this report. Additional statistics not included in the report are available upon request to the Center, although there may be a charge to cover the cost of providing the data. Questions or requests should be addressed to the following:

New Jersey Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
Room 405--CN 360
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Telephone: (609) 984-6702

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