Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Females, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 10,149 250.5
2. Malignant neoplasms 8,349 206.1
3. COVID-19 3,648 90.0
4. Alzheimer's disease 3,092 76.3
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,893 71.4
  All Causes 46,225 1,141.0
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 43 107.6
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 40 100.1
3. Unintentional injuries 15 37.5
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 7 17.5
5–6. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy
Respiratory distress of newborn
6 15.0
  All Causes 178 445.6
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 7 4.2
2. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 4 *
3. Assault (homicide) 2 *
4–9. Cerebrovascular diseases
Certain other intestinal infections
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Diseases of heart
Influenza and pneumonia
Viral hepatitis
1 *
  All Causes 26 15.5
     
5-14 Years 1–2. Accidents
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
7 1.6
3. Malignant neoplasms 5 *
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 4 *
5–6. Cerebrovascular diseases
Diseases of heart
2 *
  All Causes 39 8.8
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 63 12.6
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 28 5.6
3. Malignant neoplasms 14 2.8
4. Assault (homicide) 7 1.4
5. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 5 *
  All Causes 175 35.1
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 157 32.2
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 40 8.2
3. Malignant neoplasms 30 6.2
4. Diseases of heart 22 4.5
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 20 4.1
  All Causes 436 89.4
     
35-49 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 287 40.8
2. Accidents 276 39.2
3. Diseases of heart 157 22.3
4. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 97 13.8
5. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 54 7.7
  All Causes 1,347 191.3
     
50-64 Years 1. Malignant neoplasms 1,781 204.7
2. Diseases of heart 834 95.8
3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 345 39.6
4. COVID-19 303 34.8
5. Accidents 248 28.5
  All Causes 5,304 609.5
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 9,128 1,087.8
2. Malignant neoplasms 6,231 742.5
3. COVID-19 3,285 391.5
4. Alzheimer's disease 3,064 365.1
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,731 325.4
  All Causes 38,720 4,614.2
     

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: 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 .