Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2006

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 Death1,467   85,945   2,426,264   815.9 815.1 791.8
1. Heart Disease463   24,223   631,636   255.5 227.8 205.5
2. Cancer373   20,166   559,888   205.9 190.2 181.8
3. Stroke66   4,746   137,119   37.3 44.9 44.8
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases78   4,471   124,583   43.1 42.8 41.0
5. Unintentional Injuries50   3,557   121,599   28.4 34.9 40.2
6. Diabetes Mellitus74   2,823   72,449   40.9 26.7 23.6
7. Alzheimer's Disease17   2,331   72,432   * 22.0 23.7
8. Pneumonia/Influenza38   1,673   56,326   21.3 15.8 18.4
9. Kidney Disease24   1,594   45,344   13.3 15.1 14.8
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)22   1,132   33,300   12.6 11.1 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 2006.

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: 2006 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