Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2000

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
St. Clair MI U.S. St. Clair MI U.S.
All Causes of Death1,471   86,988   2,403,351   912.8 900.8 869.0
1. Heart Disease497   27,474   710,760   309.9 286.2 257.6
2. Cancer338   19,764   553,091   207.7 202.9 199.6
3. Stroke76   5,789   167,661   47.2 60.6 60.9
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases94   4,348   122,009   58.6 45.0 44.2
5. Unintentional Injuries60   3,243   97,900   37.0 33.0 34.9
6. Diabetes Mellitus42   2,612   69,301   26.0 27.0 25.0
7. Pneumonia/Influenza29   1,840   65,313   18.2 19.3 23.7
8. Alzheimer's Disease22   1,656   49,558   13.9 17.5 18.1
9. Kidney Disease25   1,479   37,251   15.7 15.4 13.5
10. Septicemia12   1,076   31,224   * 11.2 11.3

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 2000.

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

*:  An asterisk (*) indicates that the data do not meet standards of reliability or precision.

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: 2000 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.     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 .

CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. "Deaths, Percent of Total Deaths, and Death Rates for the 15 Leading Causes of Death in 5-year Age Groups, by Race and Sex: United States, 1999-2008" December 2011.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017