New JerseyState Snapshot for Healthy Living

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for New Jersey for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Due to changes in methodology, including a transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and updates to the Quality Indicators software, the current measure set does not contain AHRQ Quality Indicator measure results based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. These changes to the measure set had a significant impact on overall meter scores, so they are not provided at this time. When data become available, State scores will again be included.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 2017 79.4 Better than Average 2013 69.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 2017 79.9 Better than Average 2013 62.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 2017 80.6 Better than Average 2013 71.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting 2017 75.8 Better than Average 2013 72.2 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2017 16.6 Better than Average 2013 23.9 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2017 17.8 Better than Average 2013 22.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 2.1 Better than Average 2013 5.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2017 4.9 Better than Average 2013 5.4 Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2017 57.1 Better than Average 2013 53.2 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2017 5.2 Better than Average 2013 11.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 2017 82.4 Better than Average 2013 71.9 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 2017 84.6 Better than Average 2013 84.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 2017 78.4 Better than Average 2013 72.3 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 2017 81.5 Better than Average 2013 71.0 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2017 90.0 Better than Average 2013 79.0 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2017 95.2 Better than Average Missing
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 94.3 Better than Average 2008 64.3 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2017 92.0 Better than Average 2008 55.4 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 94.0 Better than Average 2008 36.6 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2017 94.8 Better than Average 2013 93.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 94.9 Better than Average 2013 95.5 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2017 92.9 Better than Average 2013 89.4 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2017 91.7 Better than Average 2013 89.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season 2017 96.9 Better than Average 2013 71.1 Worse than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2017 41.8 Average 2013 35.4 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2017 63.8 Average 2013 57.5 Worse than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2017 82.8 Average 2000 82.1 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2017 92.5 Average 2000 87.7 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2017 89.0 Average 2000 88.5 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2017 91.2 Average 2000 89.1 Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2017 90.8 Average 2000 67.8 Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years 2017 87.0 Average 2008 47.7 Average
Infants born in the calendar year who received breastfeeding exclusively through 3 months 2016 43.7 Average Missing
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years 2016 80.4 Average 2014 78.4 Average
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over 2016 89.4 Average 2004 102.7 Worse than Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years 2016 81.9 Average 2014 83.7 Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2016 10.4 Average 2004 13.4 Worse than Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2017 0.6 Worse than Average 2013 2.0 Worse than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2017 33.6 Worse than Average 2013 30.5 Worse than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2017 72.2 Worse than Average 2013 62.4 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 2017 83.1 Worse than Average 2015 81.2 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2016 73.4 Worse than Average 2004 95.6 Worse than Average