Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2019
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 25,500 255.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 20,865 208.9
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5,780 57.9
4. Accidents 5,346 53.5
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 5,159 51.7
  All Causes 99,095 992.3
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 177 162.4
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 112 102.7
3. Unintentional injuries 81 74.3
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 46 42.2
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 27 24.8
  All Causes 694 636.6
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 30 6.6
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 11 2.4
3–4. Assault (homicide)
Malignant neoplasms
10 2.2
5. Influenza and pneumonia 5 *
  All Causes 114 24.9
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 44 3.7
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 26 2.2
3. Malignant neoplasms 21 1.8
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 15 1.3
5. Assault (homicide) 11 0.9
  All Causes 188 15.7
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 279 21.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 176 13.3
3. Assault (homicide) 131 9.9
4. Malignant neoplasms 35 2.6
5. Diseases of heart 31 2.3
  All Causes 827 62.4
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 734 56.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 253 19.3
3. Assault (homicide) 207 15.8
4. Diseases of heart 132 10.1
5. Malignant neoplasms 100 7.6
  All Causes 1,976 150.7
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 995 55.9
2. Diseases of heart 751 42.2
3. Malignant neoplasms 705 39.6
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 348 19.6
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 213 12.0
  All Causes 4,476 251.6
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 4,829 236.5
2. Diseases of heart 3,704 181.4
3. Accidents 1,163 57.0
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 783 38.4
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 639 31.3
  All Causes 16,196 793.3
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 20,863 1,181.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 15,165 859.0
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,899 277.5
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 4,557 258.1
5. Alzheimer's disease 4,423 250.5
  All Causes 74,624 4,227.0
     

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 .