Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2012

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 89,917   2,543,279   775.0 732.8
1. Heart Disease 23,502   599,711   198.0 170.5
2. Cancer 20,503   582,623   174.9 166.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,253   143,489   45.2 41.5
4. Stroke 4,399   128,546   37.3 36.9
5. Unintentional Injuries 3,804   127,792   36.6 39.1
6. Alzheimer's Disease 3,064   83,637   25.7 23.8
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,684   73,932   23.0 21.2
8. Kidney Disease 1,585   45,622   13.6 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,562   50,636   13.3 14.4
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,255   40,600   12.4 12.6

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 2012.

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: 2012 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 .

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2012 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2014.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017