Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2001

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 86,250   2,416,425   882.3 858.8
1. Heart Disease 26,766   700,142   275.1 249.5
2. Cancer 19,608   553,768   199.0 196.5
3. Stroke 5,666   163,538   58.4 58.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 4,133   123,013   42.4 43.9
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,248   101,537   32.8 35.7
6. Diabetes Mellitus 2,640   71,372   26.9 25.4
7. Pneumonia/Influenza 2,064   62,034   21.3 22.2
8. Alzheimer's Disease 1,797   53,852   18.7 19.3
9. Kidney Disease 1,538   39,480   15.8 14.1
10. Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis 1,054   27,035   10.5 9.5

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 2001.

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: 2001 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 .

CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. "Deaths, Percent of Total Deaths, and Death Rates for the 15 Leading Causes of Death in 5-year Age Groups, by Race and Sex: United States, 1999-2008" December 2011.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017