Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2002

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 Death1,503   87,534   2,443,387   906.6 883.1 855.9
1. Heart Disease527   26,447   696,947   318.7 267.4 244.6
2. Cancer349   19,831   557,271   207.7 198.4 194.3
3. Stroke74   5,740   162,672   44.6 58.3 57.2
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases86   4,389   124,816   52.6 44.4 43.9
5. Unintentional Injuries51   3,242   106,742   30.9 32.6 37.1
6. Diabetes Mellitus56   2,753   73,249   34.0 27.7 25.6
7. Pneumonia/Influenza27   2,007   65,681   16.4 20.4 23.2
8. Alzheimer's Disease28   1,946   58,866   17.2 19.9 20.8
9. Kidney Disease33   1,606   40,974   19.9 16.3 14.4
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)21   1,095   31,655   12.9 11.0 10.9

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 2002.

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: 2002 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