Number of Deaths by Specified Causes
Michigan Residents, 1900-2015
Year Heart
Disease
Cancer
(all forms)
Stroke Accidents
(all forms)
Motor
Vehicle
Accidents
Diabetes Pneumonia Chronic
Liver
Disease &
Cirrhosis
Athero-
sclerosis
1900 2,836 1,460 2,136 1,740 --- 224 2,388 --- ---
1901 3,040 1,484 2,147 1,901 --- 264 2,901 211 ---
1902 3,302 1,483 2,097 1,796 --- 289 2,637 --- ---
1903 3,702 1,694 2,321 2,017 --- 265 2,607 --- ---
1904 3,981 1,728 2,431 2,035 --- 298 2,646 --- ---
1905 3,715 1,693 2,405 2,034 --- 267 2,417 --- ---
1906 3,933 1,736 2,554 2,126 --- 311 2,621 --- ---
1907 4,269 1,747 2,690 2,209 --- 352 3,018 --- ---
1908 4,202 1,921 2,630 2,036 --- 359 2,313 --- ---
1909 4,354 1,948 2,739 1,903 --- 374 2,265 --- ---
                   
1910 4,581 2,105 3,091 2,158 49 398 2,785 282 ---
1911 4,639 2,142 2,916 2,121 44 373 2,763 --- ---
1912 5,324 2,291 2,707 2,005 75 448 2,796 --- ---
1913 4,908 2,388 2,834 2,333 132 483 3,082 --- ---
1914 5,124 2,414 2,993 2,108 120 503 2,909 --- ---
1915 5,538 2,567 3,384 2,219 190 498 3,229 --- ---
1916 5,819 2,710 3,559 2,853 257 500 3,698 --- ---
1917 6,103 2,765 3,703 2,925 335 569 4,455 --- ---
1918 6,091 2,931 3,493 2,599 279 591 7,238 --- ---
1919 5,651 2,990 3,483 2,612 328 559 4,081 --- ---
                   
1920 6,732 3,158 3,876 2,646 397 577 5,794 --- ---
1921 6,176 3,373 3,931 2,476 403 586 2,849 261 ---
1922 6,897 3,481 4,041 2,475 529 650 3,728 267 ---
1923 7,266 3,545 4,420 2,826 677 635 4,719 251 ---
1924 6,985 3,824 4,241 3,090 1,001 661 3,332 256 ---
1925 7,540 3,858 4,623 3,278 1,103 746 3,294 319 ---
1926 8,281 4,087 4,663 3,557 1,221 743 4,440 326 ---
1927 8,780 4,264 4,378 3,634 1,389 819 3,543 340 ---
1928 9,786 4,381 4,718 3,704 1,429 905 4,518 373 ---
1929 10,185 4,571 4,694 3,913 1,552 935 4,216 361 ---
                   
1930 9,947 4,572 4,533 3,805 1,572 880 3,321 329 1,047
1931 10,206 4,763 4,388 3,630 1,516 950 2,883 365 1,005
1932 11,162 4,935 4,518 3,179 1,229 1,121 3,238 386 948
1933 11,509 5,055 4,318 3,304 1,278 1,103 2,756 354 966
1934 11,824 5,370 4,485 3,774 1,511 1,100 3,466 378 914
1935 12,456 5,399 4,420 3,771 1,676 1,228 3,801 368 897
1936 13,374 5,752 4,705 5,246 1,924 1,266 4,096 446 997
1937 13,233 5,732 4,378 4,580 2,187 1,255 4,098 430 1,168
1938 13,887 6,059 4,543 3,608 1,490 1,283 2,869 424 869
1939 14,898 6,296 4,415 3,761 1,553 1,360 2,803 387 918
                   
1940 15,480 6,513 4,690 3,961 1,743 1,408 2,478 468 941
1941 15,761 6,551 4,698 4,450 2,156 1,382 2,235 450 906
1942 16,016 6,646 4,841 3,685 1,368 1,448 2,349 535 1,015
1943 17,816 7,127 5,311 3,480 1,025 1,535 2,931 518 1,092
1944 17,004 7,277 4,954 3,350 1,103 1,554 2,369 471 980
1945 17,421 7,486 5,295 3,432 1,199 1,561 1,932 535 970
1946 17,691 7,845 5,224 3,776 1,506 1,530 1,891 554 933
1947 18,412 8,188 5,426 3,848 1,499 1,618 2,089 697 1,031
1948 18,726 8,336 5,272 4,017 1,545 1,771 1,853 771 1,085
1949 19,137 8,697 5,438 3,838 1,493 1,884 1,885 730 1,135
                   
1950 20,521 8,685 6,376 3,783 1,680 1,438 1,358 616 1,296
1951 21,118 9,187 6,579 3,916 1,806 1,374 1,619 569 1,312
1952 21,247 9,256 6,521 3,901 1,815 1,339 1,571 599 1,294
1953 22,425 9,904 7,045 4,375 2,051 1,419 1,538 715 1,270
1954 22,362 10,105 6,964 3,948 1,916 1,469 1,380 677 1,170
1955 23,440 10,297 7,362 4,213 2,129 1,415 1,538 805 1,237
1956 24,661 10,489 7,114 3,925 1,826 1,443 1,723 788 1,251
1957 25,369 10,810 7,632 3,643 1,680 1,510 2,045 861 1,248
1958 25,215 10,946 7,547 3,306 1,466 1,595 2,076 818 1,300
1959 25,323 11,113 7,700 3,666 1,587 1,715 1,810 815 1,403
                   
1960 25,728 11,331 7,682 3,688 1,710 1,784 2,002 840 1,352
1961 25,519 11,476 7,745 3,692 1,656 1,778 1,692 858 1,448
1962 27,226 11,752 7,783 3,758 1,668 1,908 1,824 859 1,477
1963 27,483 12,078 8,168 4,033 2,005 2,049 1,995 958 1,652
1964 27,496 12,087 7,940 4,416 2,286 2,055 1,714 995 1,559
1965 28,134 12,419 7,769 4,494 2,271 2,153 1,987 1,068 1,726
1966 28,277 12,506 7,732 4,737 2,407 2,243 2,026 1,152 1,745
1967 28,757 13,030 7,846 4,519 2,265 2,182 1,973 1,240 1,730
1968 29,680 13,292 7,913 4,603 2,466 2,298 2,341 1,259 1,262
1969 29,396 13,328 7,706 4,766 2,579 2,188 2,229 1,430 1,289
                   
1970 29,204 13,551 7,691 4,428 2,309 2,180 2,004 1,558 1,174
1971 30,095 13,594 7,826 4,426 2,274 2,103 1,981 1,657 1,187
1972 30,865 14,045 7,999 4,566 2,450 2,222 2,009 1,778 1,153
1973 29,944 14,220 7,987 4,630 2,389 2,074 1,958 1,711 1,142
1974 29,220 14,241 7,645 4,211 1,929 1,940 1,637 1,650 1,187
1975 28,298 14,445 7,262 4,002 1,841 1,819 1,690 1,574 1,119
1976 29,233 14,880 7,354 3,912 1,993 1,719 1,812 1,486 1,207
1977 28,895 15,125 6,818 3,945 1,993 1,615 1,639 1,356 1,164
1978 29,406 15,249 6,520 3,970 2,138 1,551 1,828 1,351 1,146
1979 29,296 15,409 6,067 3,839 1,967 1,449 1,454 1,367 1,173
                   
1980 29,790 15,828 6,164 3,627 1,880 1,467 1,712 1,362 1,254
1981 30,172 16,142 6,121 3,390 1,727 1,487 1,644 1,253 1,270
1982 30,099 16,566 5,839 3,113 1,555 1,347 1,665 1,244 1,284
1983 30,412 16,785 5,721 2,947 1,419 1,470 2,007 1,250 1,269
1984 30,100 16,907 5,631 3,049 1,630 1,476 2,018 1,194 1,142
1985 30,618 17,281 5,528 3,228 1,676 1,387 2,193 1,256 1,173
1986 31,270 17,321 5,421 3,202 1,736 1,494 2,513 1,120 1,214
1987 30,521 17,669 5,481 3,143 1,725 1,479 2,377 1,099 1,168
1988 30,218 17,890 5,237 3,237 1,806 1,522 2,626 1,080 1,187
1989 28,031 18,264 5,173 3,228 1,750 2,052 2,633 1,170 832
                   
1990 27,527 18,413 5,090 3,137 1,669 2,009 2,863 1,123 807
1991 27,517 19,204 5,165 3,011 1,494 2,095 2,773 1,060 823
1992 26,863 19,217 5,087 2,844 1,426 2,114 2,697 947 774
1993 28,512 19,187 5,299 2,830 1,438 2,105 2,981 1,006 753
1994 28,195 19,410 5,680 2,928 1,445 2,224 2,877 1,035 805
1995 28,007 19,442 5,857 3,137 1,601 2,247 3,002 1,002 754
1996 27,980 19,563 5,748 3,062 1,577 2,348 3,010 968 760
1997 27,150 19,504 5,725 3,118 1,507 2,435 2,813 966 697
1998 27,851 19,442 5,760 3,098 1,450 2,449 3,096 981 653
1999 27,540 19,673 6,020 3,151 1,500 2,570 2,292 1,022 579
                   
2000 27,474 19,764 5,789 3,243 1,490 2,612 1,840 1,030 669
2001 26,766 19,608 5,666 2,447 1,350 2,640 2,064 1,054 616
2002 26,447 19,831 5,740 3,242 1,323 2,753 2,007 975 564
2003 25,845 19,574 5,412 3,278 1,369 2,620 1,932 991 516
2004 24,804 19,654 5,282 3,299 1,297 2,954 1,959 972 500
2005 25,098 20,077 5,049 3,426 1,221 2,846 1,955 1,013 470
2006 24,223 20,166 4,746 3,557 1,152 2,823 1,673 980 384
2007 24,259 20,060 4,638 3,714 1,195 2,825 1,633 1,007 372
2008 24,369 20,159 4,650 3,679 1,095 2,749 1,875 1,080 340
2009 23,044 20,174 4,415 3,671 956 2,689 1,540 1,071 321
                   
2010 23,321 20,619 4,473 3,758 1,043 2,695 1,524 1,130 341
2011 23,505 20,355 4,451 3,890 984 2,771 1,691 1,130 320
2012 23,502 20,503 4,399 3,804 1,042 2,684 1,544 1,137 340
2013 24,143 20,395 4,365 4,194 1,047 2,821 1,892 1,174 345
2014 24,572 21,074 4,569 4,374 986 2,838 1,866 1,191 334
2015 24,364 20,347 4,564 4,541 821 2,711 1,871 1,260 312

Note: Cancer includes leukemias, aleukemias, and Hodgkin's disease beginning with 1921. Stroke was called cerebrovascular disease between 1969 - 1995 and vascular lesions affecting central nervous system prior to 1968. Accidents included motor vehicle accidents. Accidents exclude injuries undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted since 1968. Motor vehicle accidents do not include collision with heavier vehicles from 1910 through 1922. Motorcycle accidents are included beginning 1923. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis was called cirrhosis of the liver prior to 1979. Atherosclerosis was called general arteriosclerosis prior to 1968 and was called arteriosclerosis from 1968-1978.

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 motor vehicle accidents is .85; for Atherosclerosis the ratio is .96. The ICD-10/ICD-9 conversion table shows comparability ratios for other causes of death shown in this table.

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 Health & Human Services.