Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2016
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 12,078 239.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 10,016 198.6
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,968 58.8
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,917 57.8
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,914 57.8
  All Causes 47,882 949.4
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 70 125.8
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 63 113.2
3. Unintentional injuries 34 61.1
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 14 25.2
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 12 21.6
  All Causes 313 562.4
     
1-4 Years 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 14 6.2
2. Accidents 13 5.8
3. Assault (homicide) 7 3.1
4. Malignant neoplasms 6 2.7
5. Influenza and pneumonia 4 *
  All Causes 67 29.9
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 22 3.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 9 1.5
3. Assault (homicide) 4 *
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 3 *
5–7. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
2 *
  All Causes 75 12.6
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 120 17.9
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 39 5.8
3–4. Assault (homicide)
Malignant neoplasms
19 2.8
5. Diseases of heart 12 1.8
  All Causes 299 44.6
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 213 34.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 47 7.6
3. Diseases of heart 40 6.5
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 38 6.1
5. Assault (homicide) 34 5.5
  All Causes 569 91.9
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 442 48.5
2. Accidents 310 34.0
3. Diseases of heart 272 29.9
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 80 8.8
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 78 8.6
  All Causes 1,842 202.2
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,413 225.2
2. Diseases of heart 1,309 122.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 400 37.3
4. Accidents 357 33.3
5. Diabetes mellitus 219 20.4
  All Causes 6,766 631.4
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,438 1,165.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,080 790.3
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,933 327.4
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,632 293.8
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,473 276.1
  All Causes 37,949 4,236.3
     

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: 2016 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 6/2018), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .