Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2005

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   86,785   2,448,017   837.2 837.8 815.0
1. Heart Disease479   25,098   652,091   270.9 241.0 216.8
2. Cancer361   20,077   559,312   204.0 192.4 185.1
3. Stroke82   5,049   143,579   46.9 48.8 48.0
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases73   4,468   130,933   41.8 43.4 43.9
5. Unintentional Injuries49   3,426   117,809   28.7 33.8 39.5
6. Diabetes Mellitus59   2,846   75,119   33.5 27.3 24.9
7. Alzheimer's Disease19   2,358   71,599   * 22.8 24.0
8. Pneumonia/Influenza35   1,955   63,001   20.0 18.9 21.0
9. Kidney Disease26   1,655   43,901   15.4 16.0 14.7
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)16   1,103   32,637   * 10.9 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 2005.

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: 2005 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