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 25,322 255.0
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,959 211.1
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,602 56.4
4. Accidents 5,347 53.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,891 49.3
  All Causes 96,529 972.3
     
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 43 37.8
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 34 29.9
  All Causes 730 641.1
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 27 5.9
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 22 4.8
3. Assault (homicide) 16 3.5
4. Malignant neoplasms 15 3.3
5. Influenza and pneumonia 6 1.3
  All Causes 142 30.8
     
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 414 30.1
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 202 14.7
3. Assault (homicide) 160 11.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 40 2.9
5. Diseases of heart 30 2.2
  All Causes 1,053 76.6
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 785 62.7
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 1,894 151.3
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 1,033 57.2
2. Diseases of heart 854 47.3
3. Malignant neoplasms 779 43.1
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 326 18.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 171 9.5
  All Causes 4,709 260.8
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 5,166 246.9
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 16,845 805.0
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 20,129 1,248.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,835 920.4
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,702 291.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,277 265.4
5. Alzheimer's disease 4,216 261.6
  All Causes 70,970 4,403.3
     

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 .