Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
St. Clair County and Michigan 2016,
and United States Residents, 2016

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 Death1,775   96,529   2,744,248   851.6 787.8 728.8
1. Heart Disease487   25,322   635,260   223.8 200.8 165.5
2. Cancer379   20,959   598,038   172.6 167.1 155.8
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases116   5,602   154,596   53.5 44.7 40.6
4. Unintentional Injuries114   5,347   161,374   69.1 50.8 47.4
5. Stroke70   4,891   142,142   32.8 39.1 37.3
6. Alzheimer's Disease80   4,270   116,103   37.5 33.8 30.3
7. Diabetes Mellitus68   2,681   80,058   31.3 21.5 21.0
8. Kidney Disease17   1,807   50,046   * 14.5 13.1
9. Pneumonia/Influenza15   1,676   51,537   * 13.7 13.5
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)27   1,370   44,965   17.9 13.4 13.5

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 2016.

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: 2016 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 1999-2016 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2018.

Last Updated: 3/08/2018