Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2017

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 97,532   2,813,503   784.1 731.9
1. Heart Disease 25,162   647,457   196.3 165.0
2. Cancer 20,645   599,108   161.3 152.5
3. Unintentional Injuries 5,727   169,936   54.0 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,685   160,201   44.4 40.9
5. Stroke 4,993   146,383   39.3 37.6
6. Alzheimer's Disease 4,424   121,404   34.6 31.0
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,795   83,564   22.1 21.5
8. Kidney Disease 1,871   50,633   14.7 13.0
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,793   55,672   14.2 14.3
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,405   47,173   13.6 14.0

Note: Rates are per 100,000 population. The causes of death are listed in order of the 10 leading causes of death for Michigan residents in 2017.

Death records with race/sex not stated are included only in the "Total" column.

Data displayed are by the underlying cause of death which is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Causes of death are classified in accordance with the Tenth Revision of the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-10), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. This revision has been used to classify deaths occurring on or after January 1, 1999. The ICD-10 codes are grouped into broader categories for the causes listed in this table in order to classify these selected causes of death (e.g., ICD-10 codes C00-C97 are used to indicate deaths due to cancer).

Source: 2017 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.     Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 7/2020), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2017 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2019.

Last Updated: 04/30/2021