Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2012

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 Death1,608   89,917   2,543,279   819.3 775.0 732.8
1. Heart Disease438   23,502   599,711   218.8 198.0 170.5
2. Cancer380   20,503   582,623   186.3 174.9 166.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases110   5,253   143,489   55.1 45.2 41.5
4. Stroke73   4,399   128,546   35.3 37.3 36.9
5. Unintentional Injuries80   3,804   127,792   51.7 36.6 39.1
6. Alzheimer's Disease48   3,064   83,637   24.2 25.7 23.8
7. Diabetes Mellitus58   2,684   73,932   29.0 23.0 21.2
8. Kidney Disease17   1,585   45,622   * 13.6 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza29   1,562   50,636   15.3 13.3 14.4
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)24   1,255   40,600   14.5 12.4 12.6

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 2012.

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: 2012 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 .

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2012 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2014.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017