Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 27,090 271.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 21,118 211.5
3. COVID-19 11,362 113.8
4. Accidents 6,044 60.5
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 5,873 58.8
  All Causes 117,087 1,172.4
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 158 144.9
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 121 111.0
3. Unintentional injuries 76 69.7
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 43 39.4
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 34 31.2
  All Causes 706 647.6
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 26 5.7
2. Assault (homicide) 13 2.8
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 11 2.4
4. Malignant neoplasms 6 1.3
5–6. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diseases of heart
3 *
  All Causes 100 21.9
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 40 3.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 18 1.5
3–5. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
15 1.3
  All Causes 176 14.7
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 383 28.9
2. Assault (homicide) 189 14.2
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 187 14.1
4. Malignant neoplasms 43 3.2
5. Diseases of heart 23 1.7
  All Causes 1,045 78.8
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 824 62.8
2. Assault (homicide) 245 18.7
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 236 18.0
4. Diseases of heart 145 11.1
5. Malignant neoplasms 92 7.0
  All Causes 2,261 172.4
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 1,224 68.8
2. Diseases of heart 900 50.6
3. Malignant neoplasms 711 40.0
4. COVID-19 330 18.6
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 325 18.3
  All Causes 5,619 315.9
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 4,689 229.7
2. Diseases of heart 4,243 207.8
3. COVID-19 1,550 75.9
4. Accidents 1,255 61.5
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 822 40.3
  All Causes 18,864 923.9
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 21,763 1,232.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 15,558 881.3
3. COVID-19 9,403 532.6
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 5,174 293.1
5. Alzheimer's disease 4,807 272.3
  All Causes 88,316 5,002.6
     

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 .