Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2017
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 25,162 252.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,645 207.2
3. Accidents 5,717 57.4
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,685 57.1
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,993 50.1
  All Causes 97,532 979.0
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 196 175.5
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 141 126.2
3. Unintentional injuries 82 73.4
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 32 28.7
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 31 27.8
  All Causes 762 682.2
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 30 6.5
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 18 3.9
3. Assault (homicide) 13 2.8
4. Malignant neoplasms 8 1.7
5–7. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
2 *
  All Causes 113 24.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 37 3.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 25 2.1
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 18 1.5
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 15 1.2
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 6 0.5
  All Causes 167 13.8
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 415 30.4
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 189 13.9
3. Assault (homicide) 127 9.3
4. Malignant neoplasms 34 2.5
5. Diseases of heart 30 2.2
  All Causes 1,006 73.8
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 887 69.9
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 220 17.3
3. Assault (homicide) 168 13.2
4. Malignant neoplasms 119 9.4
5. Diseases of heart 109 8.6
  All Causes 2,051 161.6
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 1,090 60.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 816 45.4
3. Diseases of heart 771 42.9
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 338 18.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 211 11.7
  All Causes 4,710 262.0
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 4,949 237.9
2. Diseases of heart 3,905 187.7
3. Accidents 1,231 59.2
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 793 38.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 611 29.4
  All Causes 16,541 795.0
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 20,333 1,219.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,694 881.4
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,820 289.1
4. Alzheimer's disease 4,381 262.8
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,340 260.3
  All Causes 72,181 4,329.5
     

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 .