Table 3
Cancer Mortality by Primary Site and Age at Death
Michigan Residents, 2020

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
5,932 44.3 ±1.1 250 4.0 ±0.5 3,328 108.1 ±3.6 2,354 323.4 ±12.5
Lip, Oral Cavity & Pharynx 342 2.5 ±0.3 18 *   216 7.0 ±0.9 108 14.8 ±2.8
Stomach 300 2.3 ±0.2 16 *   161 5.2 ±0.8 123 16.9 ±3.0
Colon 1,444 11.1 ±0.5 91 1.5 ±0.3 691 22.4 ±1.7 662 91.0 ±6.9
Rectum 394 3.0 ±0.3 28 0.5 ±0.2 236 7.7 ±1.0 130 17.9 ±3.1
Pancreas 1,693 12.6 ±0.6 51 0.8 ±0.2 945 30.7 ±1.9 697 95.8 ±7.0
Other Gastrointestinal
Tract & Digestive System
1,759 12.8 ±0.6 46 0.7 ±0.2 1,079 35.0 ±2.1 634 87.1 ±6.7
Respiratory System &
Pleura
5,393 39.4 ±1.0 87 1.4 ±0.3 3,152 102.4 ±3.5 2,154 296.0 ±12.0
Larynx 155 1.1 ±0.2 1 *   102 3.3 ±0.6 52 7.1 ±1.9
Lung & Bronchus 5,201 38.0 ±1.0 80 1.3 ±0.3 3,032 98.5 ±3.5 2,089 287.0 ±11.9
Other Respiratory 37 0.3 ±0.1 6 *   18 *   13 *  
Bones & Soft Tissue 207 1.7 ±0.2 43 0.7 ±0.2 103 3.3 ±0.6 61 8.4 ±2.1
Melanoma of Skin 229 1.8 ±0.2 17 *   122 4.0 ±0.7 90 12.4 ±2.6
Breast 1,432 11.1 ±0.5 106 1.7 ±0.3 724 23.5 ±1.7 602 82.7 ±6.5
Genitourinary Organs 3,381 25.6 ±0.8 120 1.9 ±0.3 1,455 47.3 ±2.4 1,806 248.1 ±11.1
Cervix Uteri 112 1.0 ±0.2 33 0.5 ±0.2 60 1.9 ±0.5 19 *  
Corpus Uteri 246 1.8 ±0.2 10 *   139 4.5 ±0.7 97 13.3 ±2.6
Ovary 490 3.8 ±0.3 37 0.6 ±0.2 272 8.8 ±1.0 181 24.9 ±3.6
Prostate Gland 1,099 8.2 ±0.4 4 *   377 12.2 ±1.2 718 98.7 ±7.1
Other Genital 339 2.5 ±0.2 19 *   178 5.8 ±0.9 142 19.5 ±3.2
Urinary Bladder 618 4.7 ±0.3 5 *   193 6.3 ±0.9 420 57.7 ±5.5
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 444 3.3 ±0.3 12 *   222 7.2 ±0.9 210 28.9 ±3.9
Other Urinary 33 0.2 ±0.1 - -   14 *   19 *  
Brain & Other Central
Nervous System
626 5.0 ±0.4 96 1.6 ±0.3 375 12.2 ±1.2 155 21.3 ±3.3
Lymphomas 802 6.1 ±0.4 29 0.5 ±0.2 336 10.9 ±1.2 437 60.0 ±5.6
Hodgkin Lymphoma 29 0.2 ±0.1 2 *   15 *   12 *  
Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma
773 5.9 ±0.4 27 0.4 ±0.2 321 10.4 ±1.1 425 58.4 ±5.5
Multiple Myeloma 440 3.4 ±0.3 17 *   185 6.0 ±0.9 238 32.7 ±4.1
Leukemias 822 6.4 ±0.4 41 0.7 ±0.2 310 10.1 ±1.1 471 64.7 ±5.8
All Other 1,854 13.9 ±0.6 65 1.1 ±0.3 864 28.1 ±1.9 925 127.1 ±8.1
Total 21,118 158.7 ±2.0 871 14.1 ±0.9 10,954 355.7 ±6.4 9,293 1,276.8 ±22.1
               


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: 2020 Michigan Resident Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services .
Last Updated: April 20, 2022