Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2017
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,860 234.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,867 195.1
3. Alzheimer's disease 3,081 60.9
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3,003 59.4
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,906 57.4
  All Causes 48,155 952.0
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 74 135.7
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 62 113.7
3. Unintentional injuries 32 58.7
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 15 27.5
5. Bacterial sepsis of newborn 14 25.7
  All Causes 332 608.7
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 12 5.3
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 4.4
3. Assault (homicide) 6 2.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 4 *
5–7. Cerebrovascular diseases
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diseases of heart
1 *
  All Causes 50 22.2
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 17 2.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 14 2.4
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 9 1.5
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 6 1.0
5–7. Cerebrovascular diseases
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diabetes mellitus
3 *
  All Causes 83 14.0
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 135 20.3
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 34 5.1
3. Assault (homicide) 17 2.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 10 1.5
5. Diseases of heart 6 0.9
  All Causes 275 41.3
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 258 41.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 59 9.4
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 42 6.7
4. Diseases of heart 40 6.4
5. Assault (homicide) 25 4.0
  All Causes 635 101.6
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 430 47.4
2. Accidents 359 39.6
3. Diseases of heart 235 25.9
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 95 10.5
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 81 8.9
  All Causes 1,787 197.1
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,324 218.2
2. Diseases of heart 1,188 111.5
3. Accidents 386 36.2
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 382 35.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 221 20.7
  All Causes 6,557 615.5
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,385 1,124.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,026 761.0
3. Alzheimer's disease 3,058 331.2
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,619 283.7
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,589 280.4
  All Causes 38,435 4,162.7
     

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: 2017 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 .