Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2014

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 Death1,744   93,526   2,626,418   861.2 781.6 724.6
1. Heart Disease502   24,572   614,348   242.6 200.3 167.0
2. Cancer378   21,074   591,699   179.6 173.5 161.2
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases119   5,327   147,101   57.7 44.2 40.5
4. Stroke76   4,569   133,103   36.4 37.8 36.5
5. Unintentional Injuries77   4,373   136,053   48.8 41.2 40.5
6. Alzheimer's Disease50   3,339   93,541   24.6 27.0 25.4
7. Diabetes Mellitus84   2,838   76,488   41.1 23.6 20.9
8. Pneumonia/Influenza37   1,866   55,227   17.9 15.4 15.1
9. Kidney Disease24   1,844   48,146   11.4 15.2 13.2
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)23   1,344   42,773   14.3 13.2 13.0

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 2014.

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: 2014 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 1999-2014 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017