Table 4
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
5,492 44.1 ±1.1 266 4.3 ±0.5 3,003 99.8 ±3.5 2,223 335.3 ±13.4
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 341 2.7 ±0.3 21 0.3 ±0.1 208 6.9 ±0.9 112 16.9 ±3.1
Stomach 339 2.8 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 149 5.0 ±0.8 166 25.0 ±3.8
Colon 1,406 11.5 ±0.6 91 1.5 ±0.3 668 22.2 ±1.7 647 97.6 ±7.4
Rectum 329 2.6 ±0.3 25 0.4 ±0.2 189 6.3 ±0.9 115 17.3 ±3.2
Pancreas 1,511 12.1 ±0.6 42 0.7 ±0.2 847 28.1 ±1.9 622 93.8 ±7.3
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,566 12.4 ±0.6 63 1.0 ±0.2 942 31.3 ±2.0 561 84.6 ±6.9
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,854 47.0 ±1.2 169 2.7 ±0.4 3,422 113.7 ±3.8 2,263 341.3 ±13.5
Larynx 146 1.1 ±0.2 5 *   97 3.2 ±0.6 44 6.6 ±2.0
Lung & Bronchus 5,675 45.6 ±1.1 160 2.6 ±0.4 3,308 109.9 ±3.7 2,207 332.9 ±13.3
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 288 2.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 159 5.3 ±0.8 105 15.8 ±3.0
Breast 1,385 11.3 ±0.6 124 2.0 ±0.4 719 23.9 ±1.7 542 81.8 ±6.8
Genitourinary Organs 3,071 24.8 ±0.8 126 2.0 ±0.4 1,444 48.0 ±2.5 1,501 226.4 ±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 155 1.2 ±0.2 3 *   99 3.3 ±0.6 53 8.0 ±2.2
Ovary 492 4.0 ±0.3 32 0.5 ±0.2 283 9.4 ±1.1 177 26.7 ±3.9
Prostate Gland 957 7.7 ±0.4 5 *   340 11.3 ±1.2 612 92.3 ±7.2
Other Genital 298 2.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 160 5.3 ±0.8 114 17.2 ±3.2
Urinary Bladder 555 4.4 ±0.3 5 *   226 7.5 ±1.0 324 48.9 ±5.3
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 474 3.8 ±0.3 26 0.4 ±0.2 262 8.7 ±1.1 186 28.1 ±4.0
Other Urinary 33 0.3 ±0.1 - *   15 0.5 ±0.3 18 2.7 ±1.3
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
549 4.6 ±0.4 93 1.5 ±0.3 317 10.5 ±1.2 139 21.0 ±3.5
Lymphomas 793 6.6 ±0.4 44 0.7 ±0.2 335 11.1 ±1.2 414 62.4 ±6.0
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
761 6.3 ±0.4 38 0.6 ±0.2 320 10.6 ±1.2 403 60.8 ±5.9
Multiple Myeloma 456 3.7 ±0.3 12 0.2 ±0.1 215 7.1 ±1.0 229 34.5 ±4.5
Leukemias 790 6.7 ±0.4 71 1.1 ±0.3 304 10.1 ±1.1 415 62.6 ±6.0
All Other 1,679 13.7 ±0.6 87 1.4 ±0.3 787 26.1 ±1.8 805 121.4 ±8.3
Total 20,559 166.6 ±2.1 1,062 17.0 ±1.0 10,800 358.9 ±6.5 8,697 1311.8 ±23.4
               


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: October 31, 2018