Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2019
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 9,945 245.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,499 209.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,799 69.1
4. Alzheimer's disease 2,781 68.6
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,614 64.5
  All Causes 41,036 1,012.9
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 38 95.1
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 27 67.6
3. Unintentional injuries 22 55.1
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 8 20.0
5. Atelectasis 7 17.5
  All Causes 165 413.0
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 7 4.2
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 5 *
3. Assault (homicide) 2 *
4–6. Anemias
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Septicemia
1 *
  All Causes 27 16.1
     
5-14 Years 1. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 11 2.5
2. Accidents 10 2.3
3–4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Diseases of heart
5 *
5–6. Assault (homicide)
Malignant neoplasms
4 *
  All Causes 55 12.4
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 66 13.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 22 4.4
3. Malignant neoplasms 7 1.4
4–5. Assault (homicide)
Diseases of heart
6 1.2
  All Causes 153 30.7
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 174 35.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 38 7.8
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 30 6.2
4. Diseases of heart 21 4.3
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 13 2.7
  All Causes 433 88.8
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 282 40.0
2. Accidents 210 29.8
3. Diseases of heart 126 17.9
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 72 10.2
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 68 9.7
  All Causes 1,165 165.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,846 212.1
2. Diseases of heart 784 90.1
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 343 39.4
4. Accidents 239 27.5
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 187 21.5
  All Causes 4,840 556.2
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 9,000 1,072.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,322 753.4
3. Alzheimer's disease 2,758 328.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,439 290.7
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,420 288.4
  All Causes 34,198 4,075.3
     

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 .