Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2016

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 96,529   2,744,248   787.8 728.8
1. Heart Disease 25,322   635,260   200.8 165.5
2. Cancer 20,959   598,038   167.1 155.8
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,602   154,596   44.7 40.6
4. Unintentional Injuries 5,347   161,374   50.8 47.4
5. Stroke 4,891   142,142   39.1 37.3
6. Alzheimer's Disease 4,270   116,103   33.8 30.3
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,681   80,058   21.5 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 1,807   50,046   14.5 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,676   51,537   13.7 13.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,370   44,965   13.4 13.5

Note: Rates are per 100,000 population. The causes of death are listed in order of the 10 leading causes of death for Michigan residents in 2016.

Death records with race/sex not stated are included only in the "Total" column.

Data displayed are by the underlying cause of death which is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Causes of death are classified in accordance with the Tenth Revision of the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-10), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. This revision has been used to classify deaths occurring on or after January 1, 1999. The ICD-10 codes are grouped into broader categories for the causes listed in this table in order to classify these selected causes of death (e.g., ICD-10 codes C00-C97 are used to indicate deaths due to cancer).

Source: 2016 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.     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 .

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2016 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2018.

Last Updated: 3/08/2018