Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 9,938 245.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,304 204.9
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,800 69.1
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,362 58.3
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,318 57.2
  All Causes 40,043 988.2
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 54 130.5
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 37 89.4
3. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 13 31.4
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 11 26.6
5. Unintentional injuries 10 24.2
  All Causes 185 447.1
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 6 3.6
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Malignant neoplasms
4 *
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 3 *
5–10. Anemias
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diabetes mellitus
Influenza and pneumonia
Meningitis
1 *
  All Causes 31 18.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 14 3.0
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
4 *
4–5. Accidents
Diseases of heart
3 *
  All Causes 49 10.6
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 87 16.7
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 30 5.8
3. Malignant neoplasms 14 2.7
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 1.9
5. Diseases of heart 5 *
  All Causes 190 36.5
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 153 32.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 44 9.3
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 38 8.1
4. Diseases of heart 18 3.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 14 3.0
  All Causes 435 92.3
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 342 47.1
2. Accidents 234 32.2
3. Diseases of heart 154 21.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 79 10.9
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 49 6.8
  All Causes 1,310 180.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,886 208.6
2. Diseases of heart 832 92.0
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 306 33.8
4. Accidents 241 26.7
5–6. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diabetes mellitus
169 18.7
  All Causes 4,930 545.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,919 1,175.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,000 790.5
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,458 323.8
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,337 307.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,113 278.4
  All Causes 32,913 4,336.4
     

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 .