Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2019
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,927 235.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 10,074 198.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 3,071 60.6
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,069 60.6
5. Alzheimer's disease 3,043 60.0
  All Causes 48,742 961.7
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 66 124.0
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 51 95.8
3. Unintentional injuries 45 84.5
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 20 37.6
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 14 26.3
  All Causes 311 584.1
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 14 6.3
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 5 *
3. Assault (homicide) 4 *
4. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 3 *
5. Diseases of heart 2 *
  All Causes 50 22.3
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 15 2.6
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 11 1.9
3–5. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Malignant neoplasms
8 1.4
  All Causes 82 14.0
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 89 13.7
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 37 5.7
3. Assault (homicide) 22 3.4
4. Diseases of heart 10 1.5
5. Malignant neoplasms 9 1.4
  All Causes 235 36.2
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 234 36.4
2. Diseases of heart 51 7.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 49 7.6
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 39 6.1
5. Assault (homicide) 33 5.1
  All Causes 630 98.0
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 399 44.5
2. Accidents 279 31.1
3. Diseases of heart 234 26.1
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 89 9.9
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 76 8.5
  All Causes 1,659 185.0
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,298 220.0
2. Diseases of heart 1,146 109.7
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 401 38.4
4. Accidents 345 33.0
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 223 21.4
  All Causes 6,388 611.7
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,475 1,075.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,310 750.5
3. Alzheimer's disease 3,016 309.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,816 289.1
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,617 268.7
  All Causes 39,387 4,043.9
     

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: 2019 Michigan Resident Death File, 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 .