Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,758 233.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,723 192.7
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3,082 61.1
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,716 53.8
5. Alzheimer's disease 2,600 51.5
  All Causes 46,890 929.5
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 71 127.5
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 65 116.7
3. Unintentional injuries 29 52.1
4. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 22 39.5
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 17 30.5
  All Causes 334 599.9
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 11 4.9
2. Assault (homicide) 7 3.1
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6 2.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 5 *
5–7. Anemias
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Influenza and pneumonia
2 *
  All Causes 48 21.5
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 18 3.0
2. Assault (homicide) 8 1.3
3–4. Accidents
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
5 *
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4 *
  All Causes 73 12.1
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 102 15.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 32 4.7
3. Malignant neoplasms 19 2.8
4. Assault (homicide) 16 2.4
5–6. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Diseases of heart
13 1.9
  All Causes 265 38.9
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 177 29.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 53 8.7
3–4. Diseases of heart
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
44 7.2
5. Assault (homicide) 20 3.3
  All Causes 567 93.4
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 446 48.4
2. Accidents 283 30.7
3. Diseases of heart 251 27.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 93 10.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 67 7.3
  All Causes 1,810 196.4
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,365 219.3
2. Diseases of heart 1,245 115.5
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 384 35.6
4. Accidents 321 29.8
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 241 22.3
  All Causes 6,541 606.6
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,194 1,165.0
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,817 779.1
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,649 302.7
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,572 293.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,416 276.1
  All Causes 37,252 4,257.2
     

Note: Age groups do not add to respective totals because records with age not stated are included only in the "All Ages" row. Rates may not agree with those shown elsewhere in this section since records with sex and race not stated were randomly allocated prior to rate calculation for the other tables, and were not included in calculations for this table. Cause-specific rates are per 100,000 population.

Infant deaths were grouped according to 71 rankable causes of infant death from 130 Causes of Infant Death. For other age groups, deaths were grouped according to 50 rankable causes of death from 113 Selected Causes of Death. See ICD-10 Cause of Death Lists of Tabulating Mortality Statistics for a detailed lists of ICD-10 groupings.

Source: 2015 Michigan Resident Death File, 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 .