Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Black Females, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 2,024 258.0
2. COVID-19 1,356 172.8
3. Malignant neoplasms 1,347 171.7
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 446 56.8
5. Accidents 382 48.7
  All Causes 8,899 1,134.2
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 32 300.4
2. Unintentional injuries 23 215.9
3. Sudden infant death syndrome 10 93.9
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 9 84.5
5–6. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy
Respiratory distress of newborn
6 56.3
  All Causes 129 1,210.9
     
1-4 Years 1–3. Accidents
Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
2 *
4–6. Cerebrovascular diseases
Malignant neoplasms
Septicemia
1 *
  All Causes 16 35.6
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 6 5.5
2–5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
COVID-19
Influenza and pneumonia
3 *
  All Causes 31 28.2
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 41 36.4
2. Assault (homicide) 22 19.5
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 5 *
4–5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diabetes mellitus
4 *
  All Causes 93 82.5
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 69 58.8
2–3. Assault (homicide)
Diseases of heart
21 17.9
4. COVID-19 12 10.2
5. Malignant neoplasms 11 9.4
  All Causes 219 186.5
     
35-49 Years 1. Diseases of heart 123 87.6
2. Accidents 74 52.7
3. Malignant neoplasms 72 51.3
4. COVID-19 63 44.9
5. Diabetes mellitus 26 18.5
  All Causes 603 429.4
     
50-64 Years 1. Diseases of heart 408 295.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 361 261.6
3. COVID-19 243 176.1
4. Accidents 87 63.0
5. Diabetes mellitus 84 60.9
  All Causes 1,713 1,241.3
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 1,468 1,327.1
2. COVID-19 1,032 933.0
3. Malignant neoplasms 897 810.9
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 354 320.0
5. Alzheimer's disease 266 240.5
  All Causes 6,095 5,510.1
     

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: 2020 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 .