Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2015

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 Death1,771   93,719   2,712,630   852.5 772.8 733.1
1. Heart Disease501   24,364   633,842   235.0 195.5 168.5
2. Cancer379   20,347   595,930   175.7 164.9 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases146   5,746   155,041   68.6 46.7 41.6
4. Stroke59   4,564   140,323   27.9 36.8 37.6
5. Unintentional Injuries89   4,541   146,571   53.1 42.9 43.2
6. Alzheimer's Disease50   3,725   110,561   23.6 29.7 29.4
7. Diabetes Mellitus84   2,711   79,535   39.5 22.2 21.3
8. Kidney Disease17   1,893   49,959   * 15.4 13.4
9. Pneumonia/Influenza17   1,871   57,062   * 15.0 15.2
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)25   1,390   44,193   15.9 13.6 13.3

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 2015.

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: 2015 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 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2017.

Last Updated: 3/17/2017