Table 3
Cancer Mortality by Primary Site and Age at Death
Michigan Residents, 2017

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
5,711 44.1 ±1.1 297 4.8 ±0.5 3,165 103.4 ±3.6 2,249 326.9 ±13.0
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 340 2.6 ±0.3 26 0.4 ±0.2 207 6.8 ±0.9 107 15.6 ±2.9
Stomach 292 2.3 ±0.3 22 0.4 ±0.2 139 4.5 ±0.8 131 19.0 ±3.2
Colon 1,360 10.8 ±0.5 109 1.8 ±0.3 614 20.1 ±1.6 637 92.6 ±7.1
Rectum 384 3.1 ±0.3 41 0.7 ±0.2 203 6.6 ±0.9 140 20.3 ±3.4
Pancreas 1,659 12.8 ±0.6 49 0.8 ±0.2 925 30.2 ±1.9 685 99.6 ±7.4
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,676 12.6 ±0.6 50 0.8 ±0.2 1,077 35.2 ±2.1 549 79.8 ±6.6
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,694 43.8 ±1.1 126 2.0 ±0.4 3,334 109.0 ±3.6 2,234 324.7 ±12.9
Larynx 158 1.2 ±0.2 3 *   98 3.2 ±0.6 57 8.3 ±2.2
Lung & Bronchus 5,491 42.2 ±1.1 118 1.9 ±0.3 3,215 105.1 ±3.6 2,158 313.7 ±12.7
Other Respiratory 45 0.4 ±0.1 5 *   21 0.7 ±0.3 19 2.8 ±1.2
Bones & Soft Tissue 218 1.9 ±0.2 55 0.9 ±0.2 97 3.2 ±0.6 66 9.6 ±2.3
Melanoma of Skin 255 2.1 ±0.2 29 0.5 ±0.2 138 4.5 ±0.8 88 12.8 ±2.7
Breast 1,331 10.6 ±0.5 129 2.1 ±0.4 698 22.8 ±1.7 504 73.3 ±6.3
Genitourinary Organs 3,128 24.5 ±0.8 126 2.0 ±0.4 1,390 45.4 ±2.4 1,612 234.3 ±11.1
Cervix Uteri 121 1.1 ±0.2 38 0.6 ±0.2 61 2.0 ±0.5 22 3.2 ±1.3
Corpus Uteri 216 1.6 ±0.2 11 0.2 ±0.1 141 4.6 ±0.8 64 9.3 ±2.3
Ovary 438 3.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 246 8.0 ±1.0 168 24.4 ±3.7
Prostate Gland 919 7.1 ±0.4 4 *   304 9.9 ±1.1 611 88.8 ±7.0
Other Genital 315 2.5 ±0.3 20 0.3 ±0.1 155 5.1 ±0.8 140 20.3 ±3.4
Urinary Bladder 616 4.8 ±0.3 7 0.1 ±0.1 230 7.5 ±1.0 379 55.1 ±5.5
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 467 3.7 ±0.3 22 0.4 ±0.2 240 7.8 ±1.0 205 29.8 ±4.1
Other Urinary 36 0.3 ±0.1 - -   13 0.4 ±0.2 23 3.3 ±1.4
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
567 4.5 ±0.4 80 1.3 ±0.3 344 11.2 ±1.2 143 20.8 ±3.4
Lymphomas 716 5.7 ±0.4 32 0.5 ±0.2 304 9.9 ±1.1 380 55.2 ±5.5
Hodgkin Lymphoma 30 0.3 ±0.1 5 *   12 0.4 ±0.2 13 1.9 ±1.0
Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
686 5.5 ±0.4 27 0.4 ±0.2 292 9.5 ±1.1 367 53.3 ±5.4
Multiple Myeloma 464 3.6 ±0.3 9 0.1 ±0.1 212 6.9 ±0.9 243 35.3 ±4.4
Leukemias 816 6.6 ±0.4 48 0.8 ±0.2 296 9.7 ±1.1 472 68.6 ±6.1
All Other 1,745 13.6 ±0.6 71 1.1 ±0.3 857 28.0 ±1.9 817 118.8 ±8.0
Total 20,645 161.0 ±2.0 1,002 16.1 ±1.0 10,835 354.1 ±6.4 8,808 1280.3 ±22.8
               


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: 2017 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services .
Last Updated: July 23, 2019