Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Males, 2017
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 13,302 271.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 10,778 219.8
3. Accidents 3,597 73.4
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,682 54.7
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,087 42.6
  All Causes 49,372 1,006.8
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 121 211.7
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 79 138.2
3. Unintentional injuries 50 87.5
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 20 35.0
5. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 17 29.7
  All Causes 427 747.2
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 18 7.6
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 8 3.4
3. Assault (homicide) 7 3.0
4. Malignant neoplasms 4 *
5. Influenza and pneumonia 2 *
  All Causes 63 26.7
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 20 3.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 12 1.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 11 1.8
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6 1.0
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 3 *
  All Causes 83 13.4
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 280 40.1
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 155 22.2
3. Assault (homicide) 110 15.8
4–5. Diseases of heart
Malignant neoplasms
24 3.4
  All Causes 731 104.8
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 629 97.7
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 178 27.6
3. Assault (homicide) 143 22.2
4. Diseases of heart 69 10.7
5. Malignant neoplasms 60 9.3
  All Causes 1,416 219.9
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 731 82.0
2. Diseases of heart 536 60.1
3. Malignant neoplasms 386 43.3
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 257 28.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 116 13.0
  All Causes 2,922 327.9
     
50-64 Years 1. Diseases of heart 2,717 267.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 2,625 258.6
3. Accidents 845 83.2
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 411 40.5
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 395 38.9
  All Causes 9,984 983.4
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 9,948 1,337.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,668 1,030.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,231 299.9
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,721 231.4
5. Alzheimer's disease 1,323 177.9
  All Causes 33,746 4,536.5
     

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 .