Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2006

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 85,945   2,426,264   815.1 791.8
1. Heart Disease 24,223   631,636   227.8 205.5
2. Cancer 20,166   559,888   190.2 181.8
3. Stroke 4,746   137,119   44.9 44.8
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 4,471   124,583   42.8 41.0
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,557   121,599   34.9 40.2
6. Diabetes Mellitus 2,823   72,449   26.7 23.6
7. Alzheimer's Disease 2,331   72,432   22.0 23.7
8. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,673   56,326   15.8 18.4
9. Kidney Disease 1,594   45,344   15.1 14.8
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,132   33,300   11.1 11.0

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 2006.

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: 2006 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