Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2003

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 Death1,483   86,306   2,448,288   877.8 856.4 843.5
1. Heart Disease453   25,845   685,089   269.2 256.4 236.3
2. Cancer346   19,574   556,902   202.3 192.7 190.9
3. Stroke85   5,412   157,689   50.3 53.9 54.6
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases111   4,427   126,382   66.2 44.1 43.7
5. Unintentional Injuries40   3,278   109,277   23.6 32.6 37.6
6. Diabetes Mellitus75   2,620   74,219   44.9 26.0 25.5
7. Alzheimer's Disease21   2,114   63,457   12.6 21.2 22.1
8. Pneumonia/Influenza27   1,932   65,163   16.2 19.3 22.6
9. Kidney Disease27   1,655   42,453   15.9 16.5 14.7
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)16   1,018   31,484   * 10.1 10.8

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 2003.

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: 2003 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