Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 24,364 245.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,347 205.1
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,746 57.9
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,564 46.0
5. Accidents 4,541 45.8
  All Causes 93,719 944.5
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 152 133.3
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 149 130.6
3. Unintentional injuries 97 85.0
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 45 39.5
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 33 28.9
  All Causes 765 670.7
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 34 7.4
2. Assault (homicide) 19 4.2
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 12 2.6
4. Malignant neoplasms 9 2.0
5. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 4 *
  All Causes 117 25.6
     
5-14 Years 1–2. Accidents
Malignant neoplasms
32 2.6
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 17 1.4
4. Assault (homicide) 16 1.3
5. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 0.8
  All Causes 186 15.1
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 365 26.3
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 186 13.4
3. Assault (homicide) 141 10.1
4. Malignant neoplasms 49 3.5
5. Diseases of heart 32 2.3
  All Causes 989 71.1
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 594 48.6
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 211 17.2
3. Assault (homicide) 137 11.2
4. Malignant neoplasms 112 9.2
5. Diseases of heart 110 9.0
  All Causes 1,688 138.0
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 855 46.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 852 46.6
3. Diseases of heart 801 43.8
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 334 18.3
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 189 10.3
  All Causes 4,618 252.7
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 5,073 240.8
2. Diseases of heart 3,839 182.3
3. Accidents 979 46.5
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 788 37.4
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 588 27.9
  All Causes 16,217 769.9
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 19,562 1,245.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 14,217 905.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,858 309.3
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,930 250.2
5. Alzheimer's disease 3,678 234.2
  All Causes 69,139 4,401.9
     

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 .