Table 3
Cancer Mortality by Primary Site and Age at Death
Michigan Residents, 2019

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
5,811 43.3 ±1.1 234 3.8 ±0.5 3,208 104.2 ±3.6 2,369 325.5 ±12.6
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 344 2.5 ±0.3 16 *   207 6.7 ±0.9 121 16.6 ±3.0
Stomach 294 2.2 ±0.2 14 *   150 4.9 ±0.8 130 17.9 ±3.1
Colon 1,356 10.4 ±0.5 60 1.0 ±0.2 635 20.6 ±1.6 661 90.8 ±6.8
Rectum 387 3.0 ±0.3 36 0.6 ±0.2 218 7.1 ±0.9 133 18.3 ±3.1
Pancreas 1,655 12.2 ±0.6 45 0.7 ±0.2 947 30.8 ±2.0 663 91.1 ±6.9
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,775 13.0 ±0.6 63 1.0 ±0.2 1,051 34.1 ±2.1 661 90.8 ±6.8
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,497 40.2 ±1.0 96 1.6 ±0.3 3,225 104.7 ±3.6 2,176 299.0 ±12.1
Larynx 135 1.0 ±0.2 5 *   93 3.0 ±0.6 37 5.1 ±1.6
Lung & Bronchus 5,311 38.8 ±1.0 89 1.4 ±0.3 3,107 100.9 ±3.5 2,115 290.6 ±11.9
Other Respiratory 51 0.4 ±0.1 2 *   25 0.8 ±0.3 24 3.3 ±1.3
Bones & Soft Tissue 220 1.8 ±0.2 51 0.8 ±0.2 96 3.1 ±0.6 73 10.0 ±2.3
Melanoma of Skin 277 2.2 ±0.2 34 0.6 ±0.2 137 4.4 ±0.7 106 14.6 ±2.8
Breast 1,409 11.0 ±0.5 132 2.1 ±0.4 727 23.6 ±1.7 550 75.6 ±6.3
Genitourinary Organs 3,205 24.0 ±0.7 89 1.4 ±0.3 1,467 47.6 ±2.4 1,649 226.6 ±10.6
Cervix Uteri 103 0.9 ±0.2 23 0.4 ±0.2 60 1.9 ±0.5 20 2.7 ±1.2
Corpus Uteri 248 1.8 ±0.2 12 *   149 4.8 ±0.8 87 12.0 ±2.5
Ovary 469 3.5 ±0.3 22 0.4 ±0.2 280 9.1 ±1.1 167 22.9 ±3.5
Prostate Gland 980 7.3 ±0.4 3 *   328 10.7 ±1.2 649 89.2 ±6.8
Other Genital 303 2.2 ±0.2 14 *   191 6.2 ±0.9 98 13.5 ±2.7
Urinary Bladder 592 4.4 ±0.3 3 *   202 6.6 ±0.9 387 53.2 ±5.3
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 478 3.5 ±0.3 12 *   249 8.1 ±1.0 217 29.8 ±4.0
Other Urinary 32 0.3 ±0.1 - -   8 *   24 3.3 ±1.3
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
605 4.8 ±0.4 81 1.3 ±0.3 368 12.0 ±1.2 156 21.4 ±3.4
Lymphomas 798 6.1 ±0.4 32 0.5 ±0.2 311 10.1 ±1.1 455 62.5 ±5.7
Hodgkin Lymphoma 24 0.2 ±0.1 2 *   12 *   10 *  
Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
774 6.0 ±0.4 30 0.5 ±0.2 299 9.7 ±1.1 445 61.1 ±5.6
Multiple Myeloma 455 3.4 ±0.3 10 *   209 6.8 ±0.9 236 32.4 ±4.1
Leukemias 811 6.2 ±0.4 45 0.7 ±0.2 327 10.6 ±1.1 439 60.3 ±5.6
All Other 1,777 13.4 ±0.6 67 1.1 ±0.3 862 28.0 ±1.9 848 116.5 ±7.7
Total 20,865 156.4 ±2.0 871 14.1 ±0.9 10,937 355.2 ±6.4 9,057 1,244.4 ±21.9
               


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: 2019 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services .
Last Updated: May 20, 2021