Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2008

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 88,272   2,471,984   810.4 774.9
1. Heart Disease 24,369   616,828   220.7 192.1
2. Cancer 20,159   565,469   183.9 176.4
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,161   141,090   47.6 44.7
4. Stroke 4,650   134,148   42.3 42.1
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,679   121,902   35.6 39.2
6. Diabetes Mellitus 2,749   70,553   25.2 22.0
7. Alzheimer's Disease 2,734   82,435   24.8 25.8
8. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,875   56,284   17.1 17.6
9. Kidney Disease 1,659   48,237   15.1 15.1
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,173   36,035   11.7 11.6

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 2008.

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: 2008 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" 12/14/2011.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017