Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents Males, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 14,655 298.0
2. Malignant neoplasms 11,169 227.1
3. COVID-19 6,191 125.9
4. Accidents 3,873 78.7
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,680 54.5
  All Causes 60,584 1,231.8
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 75 134.5
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 65 116.5
3. Unintentional injuries 35 62.8
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 25 44.8
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 21 37.7
  All Causes 370 663.4
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 17 7.3
2. Assault (homicide) 9 3.9
3. Malignant neoplasms 5 *
4. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 4 *
5. Diseases of heart 2 *
  All Causes 56 24.0
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 27 4.4
2. Assault (homicide) 13 2.1
3. Malignant neoplasms 9 1.5
4–5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
8 1.3
  All Causes 100 16.3
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 271 40.0
2. Assault (homicide) 158 23.3
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 148 21.9
4. Malignant neoplasms 25 3.7
5. Diseases of heart 16 2.4
  All Causes 752 111.1
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 584 87.3
2. Assault (homicide) 210 31.4
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 183 27.4
4. Diseases of heart 100 15.0
5. Malignant neoplasms 48 7.2
  All Causes 1,566 234.1
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 862 97.7
2. Diseases of heart 610 69.2
3. Malignant neoplasms 328 37.2
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 255 28.9
5. COVID-19 212 24.0
  All Causes 3,579 405.8
     
50-64 Years 1. Diseases of heart 2,975 298.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 2,483 249.0
3. COVID-19 976 97.9
4. Accidents 910 91.2
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 457 45.8
  All Causes 11,626 1,165.7
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 10,944 1,382.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,271 1,045.1
3. COVID-19 4,958 626.5
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,210 279.2
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,028 256.3
  All Causes 42,535 5,374.6
     

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 .