Table 4
Cancer Mortality by Primary Site and Age at Death
Michigan Residents, 2018

Primary Site
  (ICD-10 Death Site Groupings) 
Total Less than 50 Years 50 - 74 Years 75 Years & Over
Number Age-
Adjusted
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Number Age-
Specific
Rate
Gastrointestinal Tract
& Digestive System
5,710 43.5 ±1.1 280 4.5 ±0.5 3,164 103.2 ±3.5 2,266 319.2 ±12.6
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 356 2.7 ±0.3 16 *   228 7.4 ±1.0 112 15.8 ±2.9
Stomach 353 2.7 ±0.3 21 0.3 ±0.1 185 6.0 ±0.9 147 20.7 ±3.3
Colon 1,345 10.5 ±0.5 93 1.5 ±0.3 626 20.4 ±1.6 626 88.2 ±6.8
Rectum 372 2.9 ±0.3 39 0.6 ±0.2 203 6.6 ±0.9 130 18.3 ±3.1
Pancreas 1,600 12.1 ±0.6 43 0.7 ±0.2 888 29.0 ±1.9 669 94.2 ±7.1
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,684 12.6 ±0.6 68 1.1 ±0.3 1,034 33.7 ±2.0 582 82.0 ±6.6
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,656 42.4 ±1.1 115 1.9 ±0.3 3,257 106.2 ±3.6 2,284 321.8 ±12.7
Larynx 167 1.2 ±0.2 5 *   120 3.9 ±0.7 42 5.9 ±1.8
Lung & Bronchus 5,456 41.0 ±1.0 108 1.7 ±0.3 3,123 101.8 ±3.5 2,225 313.5 ±12.5
Other Respiratory 33 0.3 ±0.1 2 *   14 *   17 *  
Bones & Soft Tissue 227 2.0 ±0.3 64 1.0 ±0.2 102 3.3 ±0.6 61 8.6 ±2.2
Melanoma of Skin 267 2.1 ±0.2 22 0.4 ±0.2 124 4.0 ±0.7 121 17.0 ±3.0
Breast 1,508 12.0 ±0.6 142 2.3 ±0.4 774 25.2 ±1.8 592 83.4 ±6.6
Genitourinary Organs 3,120 24.1 ±0.8 109 1.8 ±0.3 1,366 44.5 ±2.3 1,645 231.7 ±10.9
Cervix Uteri 118 1.0 ±0.2 30 0.5 ±0.2 64 2.1 ±0.5 24 3.4 ±1.4
Corpus Uteri 252 1.9 ±0.2 8 *   152 5.0 ±0.8 92 13.0 ±2.6
Ovary 431 3.4 ±0.3 18 *   238 7.8 ±1.0 175 24.7 ±3.6
Prostate Gland 1,001 7.7 ±0.4 7 *   334 10.9 ±1.2 660 93.0 ±7.0
Other Genital 321 2.5 ±0.3 18 *   157 5.1 ±0.8 146 20.6 ±3.3
Urinary Bladder 537 4.1 ±0.3 2 *   187 6.1 ±0.9 348 49.0 ±5.1
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 439 3.4 ±0.3 24 0.4 ±0.2 230 7.5 ±1.0 185 26.1 ±3.7
Other Urinary 21 0.2 ±0.1 2 *   4 *   15 *  
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
566 4.5 ±0.4 85 1.4 ±0.3 339 11.1 ±1.2 142 20.0 ±3.3
Lymphomas 832 6.5 ±0.4 36 0.6 ±0.2 365 11.9 ±1.2 431 60.7 ±5.7
Hodgkin Lymphoma 36 0.3 ±0.1 4 *   20 0.7 ±0.3 12 *  
Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
796 6.2 ±0.4 32 0.5 ±0.2 345 11.3 ±1.2 419 59.0 ±5.6
Multiple Myeloma 424 3.3 ±0.3 9 *   177 5.8 ±0.9 238 33.5 ±4.2
Leukemias 838 6.7 ±0.4 56 0.9 ±0.2 316 10.3 ±1.1 466 65.6 ±5.9
All Other 1,877 14.4 ±0.6 77 1.2 ±0.3 868 28.3 ±1.9 932 131.3 ±8.3
Total 21,025 161.5 ±2.0 995 16.0 ±1.0 10,852 353.9 ±6.4 9,178 1,293.0 ±22.5
               


Notes: Age-Specific Rates are per 100,000 population in a specific age group. Age-Adjusted Rates are per 100,000 population. Age-adjusted rates are computed by the direct method, using as the standard population the age distribution of the total population of the United States for the year 2000. Adding and subtracting the number shown after the ± symbol from the rate creates a confidence interval indicating that the true rate lies between the lower and upper bounds of this interval with 95 % statistical confidence.
*: A rate is not calculated when there are fewer than 20 total events, or fewer than 6 events in an age category, because the width of the confidence interval would negate any usefulness for comparative purposes.
Source: 2018 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.
Last Updated: May 20, 2021