Table 3
Cancer Mortality by Primary Site and Age at Death
Michigan Residents, 2015

Primary Site
  (ICD-10 Death Site Groupings) 
Total Less than 50 Years 50 - 74 Years 75 Years & Over
Number Age-
Adjusted
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Gastrointestinal Tract
& Digestive System
 5,440 43.7 ±1.1 264 4.2 ±0.5 2,968 98.6 ±3.5  2,208 333.0 ±13.3
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 336 2.7 ±0.3 21 0.3 ±0.1 203 6.7 ±0.9 112 16.9 ±3.1
Stomach 337 2.8 ±0.3 24  0.4 ±0.2 148 4.9 ±0.8 165 24.9 ±3.8
Colon 1,392 11.4 ±0.6 89 1.4 ±0.3 662 22.0 ±1.7 641 96.7 ±7.4
Rectum 324 2.6 ±0.3 25 0.4 ±0.2 187 6.2 ±0.9 112 16.9 ±3.1
Pancreas 1,502 12.0 ±0.6 42 0.7 ±0.2 841 27.9 ±1.9 619 93.4 ±7.3
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,549 12.2 ±0.6 63 1.0 ±0.2 927 30.8 ±2.0 559 84.3 ±6.9
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,780 46.4 ±1.2 169 2.7 ±0.4 3,382 112.4 ±3.7 2,229 336.2 ±13.4
Larynx 145 1.1 ±0.2 5  *    97 3.2 ±0.6 43 6.5 ±1.9
Lung & Bronchus 5,602 45.0 ±1.1 160 2.6 ±0.4 3,268 108.6 ±3.7 2,174 327.9 ±13.2
Other Respiratory 33  0.3 ±0.1 4  *    17 0.6 ±0.3 12 1.8 ±1.0
Bones & Soft Tissue 202 1.8 ±0.2 46 0.7 ±0.2 95 3.2 ±0.6 61 9.2 ±2.3
Melanoma of Skin 285 2.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 158 5.2 ±0.8 103 15.5 ±3.0
Breast 1,369 11.2 ±0.6 123 2.0 ±0.4 705 23.4 ±1.7 541 81.6 ±6.8
Genitourinary Organs 3,044 24.6 ±0.8 126 2.0 ±0.4 1,434 47.6 ±2.5  1,484 223.8 ±11.1
Cervix Uteri 107 1.0 ±0.2 31 0.5 ±0.2 59 2.0 ±0.5 17 2.6 ±1.2
Corpus Uteri 154 1.2 ±0.2 3  *    98 3.3 ±0.6 53 8.0 ±2.2
Ovary 488 4.0 ±0.3 32 0.5 ±0.2 281 9.3 ±1.1 175 26.4 ±3.9
Prostate Gland 945 7.6 ±0.4 5 *   336 11.2 ±1.2 604 91.1 ±7.2
Other Genital 296 2.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 159 5.3 ±0.8 113 17.0 ±3.1
Urinary Bladder 550 4.4 ±0.3 5 *   226 7.5 ±1.0 319 48.1 ±5.2
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 471 3.8 ±0.3 26 0.4 ±0.2 260 8.6 ±1.0 185 27.9 ±4.0
Other Urinary 33  0.3 ±0.1 - -   15 0.5 ±0.3 18 2.7 ±1.3
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
546 4.6 ±0.4 93 1.5 ±0.3 314 10.4 ±1.2 139 21.0 ±3.5
Lymphomas 787 6.6 ±0.4 44 0.7 ±0.2 333 11.1 ±1.2 410 61.8 ±5.9
Hodgkin Lymphoma 32 0.3 ±0.1 6 0.1 ±0.1 15 0.5 ±0.3 11 1.7 ±1.0
Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
755 6.3 ±0.4 38 0.6 ±0.2 318 10.6 ±1.2 399 60.2 ±5.9
Multiple Myeloma 450 3.7 ±0.3 12 0.2 ±0.1 213 7.1 ±1.0 225 33.9 ±4.4
Leukemias 781 6.6 ±0.4 69 1.1 ±0.3 302 10.0 ±1.1 410 61.8 ±5.9
All Other 1,663 13.5 ±0.6 87 1.4 ±0.3 778 25.9 ±1.8 798 120.4 ±8.2
Total 20,347 165.0 ±2.1 1,057 16.9 ±1.0 10,682 354.9 ±6.4 8,608 1298.4 ±23.3
               


Notes: Age-Specific Rates are per 100,000 population in a specific age group. Age-Adjusted Rates are per 100,000 population. Age-adjusted rates are computed by the direct method, using as the standard population the age distribution of the total population of the United States for the year 2000. Adding and subtracting the number shown after the ± symbol from the rate creates a confidence interval indicating that the true rate lies between the lower and upper bounds of this interval with 95 % statistical confidence.
*: A rate is not calculated when there are fewer than 20 total events, or fewer than 6 events in an age category, because the width of the confidence interval would negate any usefulness for comparative purposes.
Source: 2015 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services .
Last Updated: November 30, 2017