Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2013

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 92,463   2,596,993   784.5 731.9
1. Heart Disease 24,143   611,105   200.3 169.8
2. Cancer 20,395   584,881   170.9 163.2
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,547   149,205   46.9 42.1
4. Stroke 4,365   128,978   36.4 36.2
5. Unintentional Injuries 4,194   130,557   39.8 39.4
6. Alzheimer's Disease 3,228   84,767   26.6 23.5
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,821   75,578   23.8 21.2
8. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,892   56,979   15.8 15.9
9. Kidney Disease 1,665   47,112   14.0 13.2
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,296   41,149   12.9 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 2013.

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: 2013 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 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017