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

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 94,581   2,712,630   779.8 733.1
1. Heart Disease 24,551   633,842   196.9 168.5
2. Cancer 20,559   595,930   166.6 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,797   155,041   47.1 41.6
4. Stroke 4,601   140,323   37.1 37.6
5. Unintentional Injuries 4,576   146,571   43.2 43.2
6. Alzheimer's Disease 3,750   110,561   29.9 29.4
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,738   79,535   22.4 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 1,907   49,959   15.5 13.4
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,880   57,062   15.1 15.2
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,398   44,193   13.7 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.

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 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.     Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 6/2018), 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: 12/07/2018