Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2016
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 10,022 247.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,389 207.2
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,736 67.6
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,641 65.2
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,490 61.5
  All Causes 40,461 999.5
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 45 107.9
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 30 71.9
3. Unintentional injuries 17 40.7
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 7 16.8
5–7. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes
Respiratory distress of newborn
Sudden infant death syndrome
5 *
  All Causes 161 385.9
     
1-4 Years 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 5.9
2. Accidents 5 *
3. Malignant neoplasms 4 *
4. Assault (homicide) 2 *
5–8. Cerebrovascular diseases
Cholelithiasis and other disorders of gallbladder
Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
1 *
  All Causes 36 21.4
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 13 2.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 3 *
3–5. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
2 *
  All Causes 47 10.3
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 95 18.5
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 34 6.6
3. Malignant neoplasms 18 3.5
4–5. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
7 1.4
  All Causes 217 42.3
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 185 38.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 33 6.9
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 27 5.6
4. Diseases of heart 23 4.8
5. Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 14 2.9
  All Causes 416 86.9
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 343 47.8
2. Accidents 241 33.6
3. Diseases of heart 181 25.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 66 9.2
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 62 8.6
  All Causes 1,349 187.9
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,906 212.1
2. Diseases of heart 867 96.5
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 322 35.8
4. Accidents 272 30.3
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 174 19.4
  All Causes 5,069 564.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,943 1,153.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,082 784.7
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,704 348.9
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,300 296.7
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,291 295.6
  All Causes 33,165 4,279.0
     

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 9/2014), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .