This report presents selected New Jersey vital and health statistics
for the calendar year 1994. The report includes statistics on natality,
mortality, marriages, divorces and morbidity, in addition to population
estimates for the State and each county, distributed by age, race and
sex, as well as estimates of the State=s Hispanic population distributed
by age, race and sex. Except where 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.
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