Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 9,864 243.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,200 202.3
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,775 68.5
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,341 57.8
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,297 56.7
  All Causes 39,657 978.6
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 53 127.3
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 37 88.8
3. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 13 31.2
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 11 26.4
5. Unintentional injuries 10 24.0
  All Causes 183 439.4
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 6 3.6
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Malignant neoplasms
4 *
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 3 *
5–10. Anemias
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diabetes mellitus
Influenza and pneumonia
Meningitis
1 *
  All Causes 31 18.6
     
5-14 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 13 2.8
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
4 *
4. Diseases of heart 3 *
5–9. Accidents
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diabetes mellitus
Influenza and pneumonia
Septicemia
1 *
  All Causes 45 9.7
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 86 16.6
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 30 5.8
3. Malignant neoplasms 13 2.5
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 10 1.9
5. Diseases of heart 5 *
  All Causes 188 36.2
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 153 32.4
2. Malignant neoplasms 43 9.1
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 38 8.1
4. Diseases of heart 18 3.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 14 3.0
  All Causes 430 91.2
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 340 46.8
2. Accidents 231 31.8
3. Diseases of heart 154 21.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 79 10.9
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 47 6.5
  All Causes 1,298 178.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,855 204.9
2. Diseases of heart 826 91.2
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 303 33.5
4. Accidents 240 26.5
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 168 18.6
  All Causes 4,873 538.3
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,852 1,166.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 5,932 781.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,437 321.2
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,316 305.2
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,093 275.8
  All Causes 32,609 4,297.7
     

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 .