The state of New Jersey scores lower than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers and teen births.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the garden state has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s Disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia and suicide.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in New Jersey in 2012 with ICD 10 codes:

  1. Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)
  2. Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
  3. Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
  5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
  7. Alzheimer’s disease (G30)
  8. Septicemia (A40-A41)
  9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)
  10. Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
  11. Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)
  12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)
  13. Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)
  14. Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)
  15. Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

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