Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Males, 2017
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,108 279.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,295 233.8
3. Accidents 2,857 71.9
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,446 61.5
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,725 43.4
  All Causes 41,421 1,041.7
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 56 131.0
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 53 124.0
3. Unintentional injuries 18 42.1
4. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 12 28.1
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 11 25.7
  All Causes 222 519.4
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 12 6.8
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
3 *
4. Malignant neoplasms 2 *
5–8. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
Septicemia
1 *
  All Causes 37 20.9
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 11 2.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 9 1.9
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 7 1.5
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 4 *
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2 *
  All Causes 55 11.6
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 221 41.1
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 131 24.4
3. Malignant neoplasms 20 3.7
4. Assault (homicide) 19 3.5
5. Diseases of heart 14 2.6
  All Causes 501 93.2
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 513 102.4
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 150 29.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 46 9.2
4. Diseases of heart 45 9.0
5. Assault (homicide) 24 4.8
  All Causes 1,021 203.8
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 572 79.4
2. Diseases of heart 348 48.3
3. Malignant neoplasms 289 40.1
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 230 31.9
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 94 13.1
  All Causes 2,126 295.2
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,165 249.8
2. Diseases of heart 2,004 231.2
3. Accidents 614 70.8
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 362 41.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 334 38.5
  All Causes 7,788 898.6
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,692 1,322.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,764 1,029.3
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,063 313.9
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,482 225.5
5. Alzheimer's disease 1,213 184.6
  All Causes 29,671 4,515.2
     

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 .