Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,836 234.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,826 194.9
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3,104 61.6
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,738 54.3
5. Alzheimer's disease 2,619 52.0
  All Causes 47,276 937.8
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 71 128.5
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 65 117.6
3. Unintentional injuries 29 52.5
4. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 22 39.8
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 17 30.8
  All Causes 335 606.1
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 11 4.9
2. Assault (homicide) 7 3.1
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6 2.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 5 *
5–7. Anemias
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Influenza and pneumonia
2 *
  All Causes 48 21.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 18 3.0
2. Assault (homicide) 8 1.3
3. Accidents 7 1.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 5 *
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 *
  All Causes 75 12.4
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 102 15.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 32 4.7
3. Malignant neoplasms 20 2.9
4. Assault (homicide) 16 2.3
5–6. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Diseases of heart
13 1.9
  All Causes 266 39.0
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 177 29.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 53 8.7
3–4. Diseases of heart
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
44 7.3
5. Assault (homicide) 20 3.3
  All Causes 569 93.8
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 448 48.7
2. Accidents 287 31.2
3. Diseases of heart 251 27.3
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 93 10.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 69 7.5
  All Causes 1,824 198.4
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,396 222.5
2. Diseases of heart 1,253 116.4
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 387 35.9
4. Accidents 322 29.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 242 22.5
  All Causes 6,600 612.9
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,264 1,172.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,886 786.9
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,668 304.9
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,591 296.1
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,437 278.5
  All Causes 37,559 4,292.0
     

Note: Age groups do not add to respective totals because records with age not stated are included only in the "All Ages" row. Rates may not agree with those shown elsewhere in this section since records with sex and race not stated were randomly allocated prior to rate calculation for the other tables, and were not included in calculations for this table. Cause-specific rates are per 100,000 population.

Infant deaths were grouped according to 71 rankable causes of infant death from 130 Causes of Infant Death. For other age groups, deaths were grouped according to 50 rankable causes of death from 113 Selected Causes of Death. See ICD-10 Cause of Death Lists of Tabulating Mortality Statistics for a detailed lists of ICD-10 groupings.

Source: 2015 Michigan Resident Death File, 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 .