Leading Cause of Deaths for Ten Leading Causes by Age
Berrien County, Michigan 2008

Cause of Death All
Ages
Under 25
Years
25-54
Years
55-64
Years
65-74
Years
75-84
Years
85+
Years
All Causes of Death1,60335168188274446492
1. Heart Disease390-263164109160
2. Cancer375134749810563
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases941212253222
4. Stroke116-68104349
5. Unintentional Injuries6512276659
6. Diabetes Mellitus68-9815279
7. Alzheimer's Disease64---42238
8. Pneumonia/Influenza24--12813
9. Kidney Disease23-13388
10. Intentional Self-harm (Suicide)14183--2
All Other Causes3702055424787119

Note: The causes of death are listed in order of the 10 leading causes of death for Michigan residents in 2008.
Data displayed are by the underlying cause of death which is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Causes of death are classified in accordance with the Tenth Revision of the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-10), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. This revision has been used to classify deaths occurring on or after January 1, 1999. The ICD-10 codes are grouped into broader categories for the causes listed in this table in order to classify these selected causes of death (e.g., ICD-10 codes C00-C97 are used to indicate deaths due to cancer).

All Ages column includes deaths with age not stated.

Source: 2008 Geocoded Michigan Death Certificate Registry.   Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Last Updated: 11/08/2021