Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2016
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 25,324 255.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,967 211.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,602 56.4
4. Accidents 5,351 53.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,892 49.3
  All Causes 96,577 972.7
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 161 141.4
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 149 130.9
3. Unintentional injuries 82 72.0
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 45 39.5
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 36 31.6
  All Causes 747 656.0
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 27 5.9
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 22 4.8
3. Assault (homicide) 17 3.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 15 3.3
5. Influenza and pneumonia 6 1.3
  All Causes 143 31.0
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 55 4.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 22 1.8
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 15 1.2
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 9 0.7
5. Assault (homicide) 8 0.7
  All Causes 180 14.8
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 415 30.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 202 14.7
3. Assault (homicide) 161 11.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 40 2.9
5. Diseases of heart 30 2.2
  All Causes 1,056 76.8
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 787 62.9
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 205 16.4
3. Assault (homicide) 197 15.7
4. Diseases of heart 127 10.1
5. Malignant neoplasms 101 8.1
  All Causes 1,898 151.6
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 1,034 57.3
2. Diseases of heart 855 47.4
3. Malignant neoplasms 780 43.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 327 18.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 171 9.5
  All Causes 4,715 261.1
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 5,167 246.9
2. Diseases of heart 4,168 199.2
3. Accidents 1,135 54.2
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 815 38.9
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 593 28.3
  All Causes 16,851 805.3
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 20,131 1,249.0
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,841 920.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,702 291.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,277 265.4
5. Alzheimer's disease 4,220 261.8
  All Causes 70,986 4,404.3
     

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 .