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Number of Deaths Due to Certain Communicable Diseases,
Michigan Residents, 1900-2012
Year Diphtheria Strep Sore
Throat
Including
Scarlet
Fever
Typhoid
Fever
Whooping
Cough
Measles TB of the
Respiratory
System
TB
all forms
Polio Syphilis Gonorrhea AIDS
1900 529 272 869 208 342 2,018 2,500 --- --- --- ---
1901 502 312 645 163 79 2,152 2,548 --- 88 --- ---
1902 504 277 608 289 238 2,088 2,462 --- 114 --- ---
1903 686 200 606 383 176 2,155 2,562 --- 130 --- ---
1904 515 210 641 148 194 2,306 2,761 --- 101 --- ---
1905 478 123 636 131 123 2,288 2,732 --- 89 --- ---
1906 472 227 721 469 251 2,303 2,737 --- 89 --- ---
1907 421 159 594 223 256 2,338 2,728 --- 94 --- ---
1908 343 194 687 305 121 2,249 2,706 --- 118 --- ---
1909 395 275 653 217 270 2,237 2,629 --- 127 --- ---
                       
1910 495 297 654 318 251 2,273 2,756 52 65 --- ---
1911 473 208 551 254 200 2,284 2,766 55 104 --- ---
1912 465 186 534 252 118 2,289 2,744 48 90 --- ---
1913 676 283 538 292 258 2,243 2,703 43 136 --- ---
1914 507 177 400 304 180 2,325 2,799 41 160 --- ---
1915 354 107 353 236 101 2,527 2,986 36 163 --- ---
1916 507 177 424 228 363 2,573 3,070 141 206 --- ---
1917 851 340 386 360 259 2,779 3,310 44 224 --- ---
1918 686 181 337 496 270 3,059 3,612 58 290 --- ---
1919 764 179 272 172 183 2,620 3,127 80 299 --- ---
                       
1920 888 305 297 511 436 2,645 3,149 30 314 --- ---
1921 954 334 285 316 58 2,285 2,736 100 226 14 ---
1922 620 217 192 232 232 2,232 2,654 21 186 6 ---
1923 675 304 202 323 258 2,410 2,837 18 262 5 ---
1924 470 265 149 169 221 2,474 2,952 116 271 13 ---
1925 358 208 157 260 69 2,410 2,830 31 282 27 ---
1926 677 235 119 355 577 2,601 3,041 34 327 12 ---
1927 516 168 94 201 67 2,514 2,952 69 305 16 ---
1928 384 178 83 219 303 2,647 3,108 27 384 19 ---
1929 498 145 81 255 146 2,685 3,140 50 397 19 ---
                       
1930 299 130 87 176 231 2,443 2,912 39 395 12 ---
1931 172 122 73 190 28 2,263 2,660 108 361 3 ---
1932 106 112 56 199 183 2,101 2,463 23 377 2 ---
1933 112 157 50 153 111 1,996 2,348 5 327 7 ---
1934 38 171 65 141 36 1,909 2,199 25 402 10 ---
1935 58 98 34 132 184 1,741 2,044 32 393 3 ---
1936 52 114 37 107 12 1,816 2,100 21 394 6 ---
1937 72 148 29 132 11 1,860 2,119 51 401 8 ---
1938 44 87 23 116 100 1,633 1,866 10 401 8 ---
1939 25 69 25 76 29 1,651 1,881 40 389 4 ---
                       
1940 20 41 11 59 19 1,547 1,752 72 591 3 ---
1941 18 32 14 91 65 1,532 1,723 18 537 1 ---
1942 24 23 5 72 8 1,630 1,827 10 559 7 ---
1943 21 11 9 101 89 1,588 1,802 27 579 3 ---
1944 32 7 7 33 49 1,544 1,748 45 543 2 ---
1945 46 9 3 36 10 1,591 1,758 20 527 2 ---
1946 27 3 6 44 47 1,645 1,843 89 547 - ---
1947 23 6 5 63 5 1,483 1,643 29 502 3 ---
1948 8 1 4 9 43 1,395 1,561 54 512 - ---
1949 11 4 1 22 33 1,254 1,400 216 455 - ---
                       
1950 2 1 5 28 28 1,134 1,270 128 325 1 ---
1951 6 - 1 21 11 1,049 1,154 67 299 1 ---
1952 2 - - 8 17 689 775 213 174 2 ---
1953 2 1 - 11 16 536 607 108 182 1 ---
1954 3 3 - 17 17 471 530 89 139 2 ---
1955 1 1 1 8 10 435 477 32 115 1 ---
1956 6 3 - 6 26 426 466 22 114 4 ---
1957 1 - - 6 23 403 442 15 105 4 ---
1958 - - - 1 18 357 395 37 84 8 ---
1959 1 2 1 5 11 335 370 17 84 4 ---
                       
1960 2 1 - 1 17 364 390 4 79 7 ---
1961 1 1 - 2 13 307 332 - 71 7 ---
1962 2 1 - 2 8 307 331 2 94 3 ---
1963 - - - - 27 276 299 1 72 1 ---
1964 - - - 2 11 288 315 1 66 3 ---
1965 - - - - 5 261 285 - 65 2 ---
1966 1 - - - 7 284 301 - 63 - ---
1967 - - - - 3 206 226 - 44 1 ---
1968 - 1 - - - 203 262 2 29 - ---
1969 - - - - - 147 201 - 26 1 ---
                       
1970 - 2 - - 1 134 180 - 17 2 ---
1971 - 4 - - - 122 173 - 18 - ---
1972 - 1 1 - - 111 157 1 12 - ---
1973 - - - 1 2 101 138 3 12 - ---
1974 - 1 - 2 - 109 142 3 11 - ---
1975 - - - 1 1 81 110 5 10 1 ---
1976 - - - - - 80 102 6 11 - ---
1977 - 1 - - - 67 97 6 3 - ---
1978 - - - 1 1 60 80 2 5 - ---
1979 - - - - - 47 62 2 9 - ---
                       
1980 - - - - - 51 61 - 1 1 ---
1981 - - 1 - - 41 53 - 4 1 ---
1982 - - - - 1 30 41 - - - ---
1983 - 1 - - 1 28 39 - 3 - ---
1984 - - - - - 47 59 - 2 - ---
1985 - - - - - 37 46 - 3 - ---
1986 - - - - - 36 44 - 2 - ---
1987 - - - - - 39 46 - 2 - 160
1988 - 1 - 1 - 36 42 - 2 - 216
1989 - - - - - 31 32 - 3 - 329
                       
1990 - 1 - - - 28 43 - - - 373
1991 - - - - - 24 41 - - - 465
1992 - - - - - 38 49 - 1 - 573
1993 - - - - - 26 38 - 5 1 691
1994 - - - - - 33 44 - 1 - 757
1995 - - - - - 31 43 - 2 1 795
1996 - - - - - 26 29 - 2 - 510
1997 - - - - - 22 33 - - 1 317
1998 - - - - - 24 33 - 1 - 270
1999 - - - - - 21 24 2 - - 237
                       
2000 - - - - - 21 27 - 2 - 246
2001 - - - - - 27 31 - - - 253
2002 - - - 1 - 14 17 - 1 - 237
2003 - - - - - 16 20 - - - 237
2004 - - - - - 19 21 - - - 215
2005 - 2 - - - 13 19 - 1 - 224
2006 - 7 - 2 - 8 12 - - - 184
2007 - - - - - 8 14 - 3 - 186
2008 - - - - - 6 10 - 1 - 192
2009 - 1 - - - 7 12 - - 1 139
                       
2010 - - - - - 17 18 - - - 151
2011 - - - - - 5 9 - - - 120
2012 - - - 1 - 8 15 - 3 - 139



Note:  Effective January, 1975, a new diagnostic classification system for tuberculosis was adopted.  As a result, case counts prior to 1975 are not directly comparable to the figures in 1975 and later years.  Meningococcal infections prior to 1952 data were for meningococcal meningitis.  Starting with 1992 data, syphilis counts represent only primary and secondary cases.  Prior to 1992 syphilis counts included early latent cases.

The underlying cause of death is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Between January 1, 1979 and December 31, 1998, the underlying causes of death were classified in accordance with the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. Starting January 1, 1999, causes of death were classified using the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). With each revision there are differences in classifying the underlying cause of death. Therefore, health statistics based on one revision are not directly comparable to the other revision without the use of comparability ratios.

The comparability ratio results from double-coding a large sample of the national mortality file, once by the old revision (ICD-9) and again by the new revision (ICD-10), and expressing the results of the comparison as a ratio of deaths for a cause of death by the later revision divided by the number of that cause of death coded and classified by the earlier revision. A ratio greater than 1.0 indicates that the new coding structure will classify more deaths to that underlying cause of death. The comparability ratio for most communicable diseases is low or unknown. The comparability ratio for AIDS, syphilis and TB are 1.06, .64 and .85, respectively.

See the National Center for Health Statistics for more information on the comparability ratio and the classification of mortality.

Source:  Michigan Resident Death Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health.
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