Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2003

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 86,306   2,448,288   856.4 843.5
1. Heart Disease 25,845   685,089   256.4 236.3
2. Cancer 19,574   556,902   192.7 190.9
3. Stroke 5,412   157,689   53.9 54.6
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 4,427   126,382   44.1 43.7
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,278   109,277   32.6 37.6
6. Diabetes Mellitus 2,620   74,219   26.0 25.5
7. Alzheimer's Disease 2,114   63,457   21.2 22.1
8. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,932   65,163   19.3 22.6
9. Kidney Disease 1,655   42,453   16.5 14.7
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,018   31,484   10.1 10.8

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 2003.

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: 2003 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