Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Males, 2015
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 10,553 266.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,144 230.5
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,400 60.5
4. Accidents 2,304 58.1
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,509 38.0
  All Causes 39,308 991.1
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 47 107.6
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 41 93.8
3. Unintentional injuries 40 91.5
4. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 18 41.2
5. Sudden infant death syndrome 11 25.2
  All Causes 233 533.2
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 16 9.1
2. Assault (homicide) 4 *
3–4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Malignant neoplasms
2 *
5–9. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
Diabetes mellitus
Meningitis
Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
1 *
  All Causes 38 21.6
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 16 3.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 11 2.3
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 10 2.1
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 5 *
5–6. Assault (homicide)
Diseases of heart
4 *
  All Causes 77 15.9
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 187 34.3
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 130 23.8
3. Malignant neoplasms 21 3.9
4. Assault (homicide) 11 2.0
5. Diseases of heart 10 1.8
  All Causes 456 83.7
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 356 73.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 144 29.5
3. Malignant neoplasms 44 9.0
4. Diseases of heart 33 6.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 26 5.3
  All Causes 812 166.5
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 467 63.6
2. Diseases of heart 377 51.3
3. Malignant neoplasms 292 39.8
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 219 29.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 109 14.8
  All Causes 2,018 274.8
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,258 256.5
2. Diseases of heart 1,940 220.3
3. Accidents 505 57.4
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 353 40.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 321 36.5
  All Causes 7,644 868.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 8,187 1,330.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,515 1,058.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,019 328.1
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,280 208.0
5. Alzheimer's disease 1,017 165.3
  All Causes 28,030 4,555.2
     

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 .