Number of Deaths and Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for the Ten Leading Causes of Death,
Michigan and United States Residents, 2019

Michigan Rank & Cause of Death Number of Deaths Age-adjusted Mortality Rates
MI U.S. MI U.S.
All Causes of Death 99,095   2,854,838   772.0 715.2
1. Heart Disease 25,500   659,041   193.5 161.5
2. Cancer 20,865   599,601   156.6 146.2
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 5,780   156,979   43.4 38.2
4. Unintentional Injuries 5,346   173,040   49.2 49.3
5. Stroke 5,159   150,005   39.1 37.0
6. Alzheimer's Disease 4,465   121,499   33.9 29.8
7. Diabetes Mellitus 2,925   87,647   22.2 21.6
8. Kidney Disease 1,846   51,565   14.1 12.7
9. Pneumonia/Influenza 1,655   49,783   12.7 12.3
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) 1,471   47,511   14.3 13.9

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 2019.

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: 2019 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 1999-2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2020.

Last Updated: 04/30/2021