Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2004

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 Death1,447   85,122   2,397,615   831.5 833.6 813.7
1. Heart Disease431   24,804   652,486   246.2 242.5 221.6
2. Cancer362   19,654   553,888   206.5 190.9 186.8
3. Stroke75   5,282   150,074   43.6 51.9 51.2
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases75   4,246   121,987   43.6 41.7 41.6
5. Unintentional Injuries50   3,299   112,012   29.4 32.7 38.1
6. Diabetes Mellitus68   2,954   73,138   39.2 28.9 24.7
7. Alzheimer's Disease24   2,231   65,965   13.9 22.0 22.6
8. Pneumonia/Influenza30   1,959   59,664   17.4 19.3 20.4
9. Kidney Disease20   1,511   42,480   11.6 14.8 14.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)28   1,096   32,439   16.5 10.9 11.0

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 2004.

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: 2004 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