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

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
District MI U.S. District MI U.S.
All Causes of Death7,065   97,532   2,744,248   991.2 782.9 728.8
1. Heart Disease2,175   25,162   635,260   297.1 195.9 165.5
2. Cancer1,311   20,645   598,038   181.7 161.1 155.8
3. Unintentional Injuries570   5,717   161,374   84.5 53.9 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases238   5,685   154,596   32.5 44.3 40.6
5. Stroke329   4,993   142,142   46.2 39.2 37.3
6. Alzheimer's Disease135   4,424   116,103   18.7 34.5 30.3
7. Diabetes Mellitus181   2,795   80,058   25.7 22.1 21.0
8. Kidney Disease165   1,871   50,046   23.1 14.7 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza125   1,793   51,537   17.2 14.1 13.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)46   1,405   44,965   7.4 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