Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2017
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 9,851 243.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,286 204.5
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,835 70.0
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,728 67.3
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,461 60.7
  All Causes 40,651 1,003.0
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 45 110.4
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 29 71.2
3. Unintentional injuries 13 31.9
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 8 19.6
5. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 7 17.2
  All Causes 168 412.3
     
1-4 Years 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 8 4.7
2. Accidents 7 4.1
3. Assault (homicide) 5 *
4. Malignant neoplasms 4 *
5. Diseases of heart 1 *
  All Causes 33 19.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 10 2.2
2. Accidents 8 1.8
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 7 1.6
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 5 *
5–7. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diabetes mellitus
Influenza and pneumonia
2 *
  All Causes 53 11.7
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 108 21.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 26 5.1
3. Malignant neoplasms 7 1.4
4–5. Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
3 *
  All Causes 196 38.4
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 223 46.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 39 8.1
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 33 6.9
4. Diseases of heart 21 4.4
5. Assault (homicide) 11 2.3
  All Causes 469 97.9
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 306 42.9
2. Accidents 277 38.8
3. Diseases of heart 140 19.6
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 79 11.1
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 73 10.2
  All Causes 1,259 176.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,881 210.9
2. Diseases of heart 769 86.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 312 35.0
4. Accidents 303 34.0
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 176 19.7
  All Causes 4,924 552.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,914 1,117.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,039 757.3
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,817 353.3
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,399 300.8
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,260 283.4
  All Causes 33,548 4,207.1
     

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: 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 .