Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan 2017 and United States Residents, 2016

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 97,532   2,744,248   782.9 728.8
1. Heart Disease 25,162   635,260   195.9 165.5
2. Cancer 20,645   598,038   161.1 155.8
3. Unintentional Injuries 5,717   161,374   53.9 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,685   154,596   44.3 40.6
5. Stroke 4,993   142,142   39.2 37.3
6. Alzheimer's Disease 4,424   116,103   34.5 30.3
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,795   80,058   22.1 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 1,871   50,046   14.7 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,793   51,537   14.1 13.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,405   44,965   13.6 13.5

Note: Rates are per 100,000 population. The causes of death are listed in order of the 10 leading causes of death for Michigan residents in 2017.

Death records with race/sex not stated are included only in the "Total" column.

Data displayed are by the underlying cause of death which is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Causes of death are classified in accordance with the Tenth Revision of the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-10), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. This revision has been used to classify deaths occurring on or after January 1, 1999. The ICD-10 codes are grouped into broader categories for the causes listed in this table in order to classify these selected causes of death (e.g., ICD-10 codes C00-C97 are used to indicate deaths due to cancer).

Source: 2017 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.     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 .

Last Updated: 12/07/2018