Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Females, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 12,434 245.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,948 196.3
3. COVID-19 5,171 102.0
4. Alzheimer's disease 3,413 67.3
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,408 67.2
  All Causes 56,499 1,114.7
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 83 155.9
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 55 103.3
3. Unintentional injuries 41 77.0
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 18 33.8
5. Respiratory distress of newborn 14 26.3
  All Causes 334 627.3
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 9 4.0
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 7 3.1
3. Assault (homicide) 4 *
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 2 *
5–11. Certain other intestinal infections
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
Malignant neoplasms
Septicemia
Viral hepatitis
1 *
  All Causes 44 19.6
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 13 2.2
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 11 1.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 9 1.5
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 7 1.2
5–6. Cerebrovascular diseases
Influenza and pneumonia
4 *
  All Causes 76 13.0
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 112 17.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 39 6.0
3. Assault (homicide) 31 4.8
4. Malignant neoplasms 18 2.8
5. Diabetes mellitus 8 1.2
  All Causes 293 45.1
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 240 37.3
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 53 8.2
3. Diseases of heart 45 7.0
4. Malignant neoplasms 44 6.8
5. Assault (homicide) 35 5.4
  All Causes 695 108.1
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 383 42.7
2. Accidents 362 40.4
3. Diseases of heart 290 32.3
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 124 13.8
5. COVID-19 118 13.2
  All Causes 2,040 227.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 2,206 211.2
2. Diseases of heart 1,268 121.4
3. COVID-19 574 55.0
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 405 38.8
5. Accidents 345 33.0
  All Causes 7,238 693.1
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,818 1,110.7
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,286 748.1
3. COVID-19 4,445 456.4
4. Alzheimer's disease 3,380 347.0
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 3,146 323.0
  All Causes 45,779 4,700.1
     

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 .