Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2014
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 24,572 247.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 21,074 212.5
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,327 53.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,569 46.1
5. Accidents 4,373 44.1
  All Causes 93,526 943.2
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 174 153.0
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 139 122.2
3. Unintentional injuries 89 78.3
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 42 36.9
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 35 30.8
  All Causes 773 679.8
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 26 5.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 13 2.8
3. Assault (homicide) 12 2.6
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 9 2.0
5–6. Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
4 *
  All Causes 103 22.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 33 2.6
2. Accidents 32 2.6
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 20 1.6
4. Assault (homicide) 11 0.9
5. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 0.8
  All Causes 159 12.7
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 383 27.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 189 13.4
3. Assault (homicide) 159 11.3
4. Malignant neoplasms 50 3.6
5. Diseases of heart 28 2.0
  All Causes 1,014 72.0
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 520 43.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 211 17.5
3. Assault (homicide) 153 12.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 132 11.0
5. Diseases of heart 99 8.2
  All Causes 1,537 127.8
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 872 47.1
2. Diseases of heart 839 45.4
3. Accidents 750 40.5
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 335 18.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 196 10.6
  All Causes 4,524 244.6
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 5,334 253.5
2. Diseases of heart 4,007 190.5
3. Accidents 982 46.7
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 744 35.4
5. Diabetes mellitus 573 27.2
  All Causes 16,292 774.4
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 19,575 1,280.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,637 957.4
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,499 294.3
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,997 261.4
5. Alzheimer's disease 3,306 216.2
  All Causes 69,122 4,521.1
     

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: 2014 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 .