Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2010

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 88,058   2,468,435   784.3 747.0
1. Heart Disease 23,321   597,689   203.5 179.1
2. Cancer 20,619   574,743   182.4 172.8
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,079   138,080   45.5 42.2
4. Stroke 4,473   129,476   39.4 39.1
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,758   120,859   36.1 38.0
6. Alzheimer's Disease 2,735   83,494   23.9 25.1
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,695   69,071   23.9 20.8
8. Kidney Disease 1,724   50,476   15.3 15.3
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,530   50,097   13.6 15.1
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,265   38,364   12.5 12.1

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 2010.

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: 2010 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