Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents, 2021
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 26,651 265.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 21,221 211.1
3. COVID-19 13,614 135.5
4. Accidents 6,568 65.3
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 5,771 57.4
  All Causes 117,756 1,171.6
     
Under 1 year 1. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 150 146.6
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 98 95.8
3. Unintentional injuries 76 74.3
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 34 33.2
5. Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 31 30.3
  All Causes 656 641.0
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 40 9.0
2. Assault (homicide) 12 2.7
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 11 2.5
4. Malignant neoplasms 6 1.3
5. Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 4 *
  All Causes 116 26.0
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 40 3.3
2. Malignant neoplasms 22 1.8
3. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 17 1.4
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 14 1.2
5. Assault (homicide) 12 1.0
  All Causes 174 14.3
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 378 28.6
2. Assault (homicide) 212 16.1
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 203 15.4
4. Malignant neoplasms 43 3.3
5. COVID-19 40 3.0
  All Causes 1,082 82.0
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 954 72.5
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 278 21.1
3. Assault (homicide) 265 20.1
4. COVID-19 173 13.1
5. Diseases of heart 126 9.6
  All Causes 2,454 186.4
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 1,394 78.1
2. Diseases of heart 878 49.2
3. COVID-19 847 47.4
4. Malignant neoplasms 758 42.5
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 356 19.9
  All Causes 6,417 359.5
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 4,634 226.8
2. Diseases of heart 4,264 208.7
3. COVID-19 3,016 147.6
4. Accidents 1,373 67.2
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 751 36.8
  All Causes 20,282 992.8
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 21,344 1,171.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 15,657 859.1
3. COVID-19 9,528 522.8
4. Cerebrovascular diseases 5,108 280.3
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4,427 242.9
  All Causes 86,575 4,750.2
     

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: 2021 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 .