Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 24,551 247.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,559 207.3
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,797 58.5
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,601 46.4
5. Accidents 4,576 46.1
  All Causes 94,579 953.6
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 152 134.0
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 149 131.3
3. Unintentional injuries 97 85.5
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 45 39.7
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 33 29.1
  All Causes 770 678.6
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 34 7.4
2. Assault (homicide) 19 4.1
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 12 2.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 9 2.0
5. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 4 *
  All Causes 117 25.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 34 2.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 32 2.6
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 17 1.4
4. Assault (homicide) 16 1.3
5. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 11 0.9
  All Causes 190 15.4
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 366 26.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 188 13.5
3. Assault (homicide) 141 10.1
4. Malignant neoplasms 50 3.6
5. Diseases of heart 32 2.3
  All Causes 994 71.2
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 598 48.9
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 211 17.2
3. Assault (homicide) 138 11.3
4. Malignant neoplasms 112 9.2
5. Diseases of heart 111 9.1
  All Causes 1,698 138.8
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 862 47.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 856 47.0
3. Diseases of heart 804 44.1
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 337 18.5
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 192 10.5
  All Causes 4,656 255.6
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 5,131 244.1
2. Diseases of heart 3,863 183.8
3. Accidents 984 46.8
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 793 37.7
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 594 28.3
  All Causes 16,359 778.3
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 19,721 1,255.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,366 914.7
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,903 312.2
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,962 252.3
5. Alzheimer's disease 3,703 235.8
  All Causes 69,795 4,444.0
     

Note: Age groups do not add to respective totals because records with age not stated are included only in the "All Ages" row. Rates may not agree with those shown elsewhere in this section since records with sex and race not stated were randomly allocated prior to rate calculation for the other tables, and were not included in calculations for this table. Cause-specific rates are per 100,000 population.

Infant deaths were grouped according to 71 rankable causes of infant death from 130 Causes of Infant Death. For other age groups, deaths were grouped according to 50 rankable causes of death from 113 Selected Causes of Death. See ICD-10 Cause of Death Lists of Tabulating Mortality Statistics for a detailed lists of ICD-10 groupings.

Source: 2015 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2014), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .