Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Ten Leading Causes by Race and Sex
Michigan Residents, 2012
Cause of Death All Races White Black
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Heart Disease 206.5 262.7 164.7 195.2 250.5 154.0 295.4 369.6 242.4
Cancer 181.9 221.3 155.5 177.0 215.1 151.4 223.8 279.5 188.2
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 45.1 53.2 40.2 46.9 54.9 42.1 29.0 38.0 24.0
Stroke 39.9 41.0 38.8 38.2 38.6 37.4 51.7 61.8 45.6
Unintentional Injuries 35.4 48.7 23.5 34.3 46.8 22.9 41.3 61.2 25.3
Diabetes Mellitus 24.3 28.9 21.0 22.3 26.5 19.2 38.2 44.7 33.0
Alzheimer's Disease 22.9 19.8 24.6 24.0 20.6 25.8 13.6 11.3 14.6
Kidney Disease 15.5 19.3 13.3 13.8 17.6 11.6 27.7 31.6 25.5
Pneumonia/Influenza 13.9 17.5 11.7 13.6 17.2 11.5 16.3 20.7 13.8
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 11.3 18.6 4.7 12.2 20.0 5.0 6.3 10.3 3.1
All Other Causes 187.9 215.6 165.3 173.5 196.5 155.7 271.2 333.6 219.5
Total 784.6 946.4 663.2 751.1 904.4 636.7 1,014.5 1,262.3 835.1

 

Note:

Age-adjusted death rates are based on age-specific death rates per 100,000 population in specified group. Age-adjusted death rates are computed by the direct method, using as the standard population the age distribution of the total population of the United States for the year 2000.

Prior to rate calculations, death records with race not stated were randomly allocated to the white and black groups based on the proportion of Michigan Resident deaths in each of the racial categories for that year. Records with sex not stated were randomly assigned to male and female (50 percent each). Records with age not stated were allocated to the age group 85 and over.

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).

*: A rate is not calculated when there are fewer than 20 events because the width of the confidence interval would negate any usefulness for comparative purposes.

Source:

2012 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health ; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2012), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories