Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2009

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 86,310   2,437,163   781.8 749.6
1. Heart Disease 23,044   599,413   205.0 182.8
2. Cancer 20,174   567,628   181.5 173.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 4,941   137,353   44.8 42.7
4. Stroke 4,415   128,842   39.6 39.6
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,671   118,021   35.7 37.5
6. Diabetes Mellitus 2,689   68,705   24.2 21.0
7. Alzheimer's Disease 2,552   79,003   22.6 24.2
8. Kidney Disease 1,699   48,935   15.4 15.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,585   53,692   14.2 16.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,164   36,909   11.4 11.8

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 2009.

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: 2009 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 .

National Center For Health Statistics,Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2010. National vital statistics reports; vol 60 no 4. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. January 2012.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017