Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Males, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 10,662 268.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,253 233.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,429 61.2
4. Accidents 2,325 58.6
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,523 38.4
  All Causes 39,761 1,002.3
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 48 109.7
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 41 93.7
3. Unintentional injuries 40 91.4
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 18 41.1
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 11 25.1
  All Causes 236 539.5
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 16 9.0
2. Assault (homicide) 4 *
3–4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Malignant neoplasms
2 *
5–9. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
Diabetes mellitus
Meningitis
Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
1 *
  All Causes 38 21.4
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 16 3.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 11 2.3
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 10 2.1
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6 1.2
5–6. Assault (homicide)
Diseases of heart
4 *
  All Causes 80 16.5
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 188 34.3
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 132 24.1
3. Malignant neoplasms 21 3.8
4. Assault (homicide) 11 2.0
5. Diseases of heart 10 1.8
  All Causes 460 83.9
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 359 73.5
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 144 29.5
3. Malignant neoplasms 44 9.0
4. Diseases of heart 33 6.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 26 5.3
  All Causes 817 167.3
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 470 64.2
2. Diseases of heart 380 51.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 295 40.3
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 221 30.2
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 110 15.0
  All Causes 2,040 278.8
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,285 260.1
2. Diseases of heart 1,956 222.6
3. Accidents 509 57.9
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 355 40.4
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 327 37.2
  All Causes 7,725 879.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,277 1,345.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,594 1,071.7
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,045 332.4
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,290 209.7
5. Alzheimer's disease 1,023 166.3
  All Causes 28,365 4,609.9
     

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: 2015 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 .