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The Newark Experience

Then and Now

Then and Now in New Jersey: Health Profiles for 1900 and 2000
Comparison of births (number and rate), marriages, death (rates, leading causes, age at death, infant and early childhood mortality, etc.) and population by region. From the New Jersey Center for Health Statistics.

Health Statistics

City Health Dashboard: Newark
35 measures of health and drivers of health for the city and by census track. Newark is one of 500 U.S. cities for which this data has been collected.
New Jersey Health Statistics
Annual vital statistics (births, deaths (including cause of death), marriages, and population) for New Jersey, its counties, and in some cases selected municipalities, from 1993 to 2004.
Municipality Level Data: Births and Deaths
Some data available back to 1989.

Post-2004 data is available via the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) database. Use this database to generate other Newark health statistics tables.

Historical Statistics

New Jersey Health Statistics from 1877 to 2000: An Historical Electronic Compendium of Published Reports
Annual reports on health and health-related data and statistics; includes lots of Newark-specific data. Compiled by Mark C. Fulcomer and Marcia M. Sass.
Mortality and Sanitary Record of Newark, N.J. from 1859 to 1879.
Edgar Holden. A Report presented to the president and directors of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., January 1880. Available?
"Mortality in Newark from Acute Communicable Disease Along with Other Selected Vital Statistics, 1879-1918,"
IN Galishoff, Stuart, Safeguarding the Public Health: Newark, 1895-1918, Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1975, pp.168-171. Available?
Annual Report of the Department of Public Health. City of Newark
Annual Report of The Department of Health City of Newark, New Jersey
1917; 1918; 1919; 1920; 1921; 1922
Health Report
Newark, N.J. Division of Health. Available?
Annual Report.
Newark, N.J. Division of Health. Available?

Infant Mortality

"The Epidemiology of Infant Mortality in the Greater Newark, New Jersey Area: A New Look at an Old Problem" Rutgers-restricted access
Natalie E. Roche et al. Journal of the National Medical Association 108(1), February 2016, pp. 45-53.
"This study is designed to determine whether IMRs vary by zip code in the greater Newark region and identify maternal/infant characteristics associated with elevated IMRs.

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