Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Males, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 12,604 258.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 10,624 217.8
3. Accidents 2,834 58.1
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,664 54.6
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,848 37.9
  All Causes 46,824 959.9
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 84 143.9
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 80 137.0
3. Unintentional injuries 68 116.5
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 26 44.5
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 19 32.5
  All Causes 428 733.1
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 23 9.8
2. Assault (homicide) 12 5.1
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6 2.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 4 *
5. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 2 *
  All Causes 69 29.4
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 27 4.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 14 2.2
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 12 1.9
4. Assault (homicide) 8 1.3
5. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 7 1.1
  All Causes 113 17.9
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 263 37.1
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 154 21.7
3. Assault (homicide) 125 17.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 30 4.2
5. Diseases of heart 19 2.7
  All Causes 724 102.0
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 417 67.7
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 167 27.1
3. Assault (homicide) 117 19.0
4. Diseases of heart 66 10.7
5. Malignant neoplasms 59 9.6
  All Causes 1,121 182.0
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 572 63.1
2. Diseases of heart 550 60.7
3. Malignant neoplasms 406 44.8
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 241 26.6
5. Assault (homicide) 132 14.6
  All Causes 2,808 309.9
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,708 263.4
2. Diseases of heart 2,593 252.3
3. Accidents 658 64.0
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 404 39.3
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 379 36.9
  All Causes 9,675 941.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 9,367 1,346.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,400 1,063.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,209 317.6
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,514 217.6
5. Alzheimer's disease 1,106 159.0
  All Causes 31,886 4,583.7
     

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 .