Leading Causes of Death and Cause-Specific Rates by Age
Michigan Residents White Males, 2020
Age Rank and Cause of Death Number Rate
All Ages 1. Diseases of heart 11,892 298.9
2. Malignant neoplasms 9,643 242.3
3. COVID-19 4,290 107.8
4. Accidents 2,908 73.1
5. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,402 60.4
  All Causes 48,820 1,226.9
     
Under 1 year 1. Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 49 116.8
2. Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 22 52.4
3. Unintentional injuries 13 31.0
4. Sudden infant death syndrome 12 28.6
5. Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 9 21.5
  All Causes 190 453.0
     
1-4 Years 1. Accidents 9 5.1
2. Malignant neoplasms 5 *
3–4. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
2 *
5–6. Influenza and pneumonia
Other acute lower respiratory infections
1 *
  All Causes 28 15.9
     
5-14 Years 1. Accidents 12 2.6
2. Malignant neoplasms 8 1.7
3. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 6 1.3
4–5. Assault (homicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
4 *
  All Causes 56 12.0
     
15-24 Years 1. Accidents 183 35.0
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 114 21.8
3. Malignant neoplasms 17 3.3
4. Assault (homicide) 15 2.9
5. Diseases of heart 10 1.9
  All Causes 429 82.1
     
25-34 Years 1. Accidents 432 83.9
2. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 146 28.4
3. Diseases of heart 55 10.7
4. Malignant neoplasms 40 7.8
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 28 5.4
  All Causes 983 191.0
     
35-49 Years 1. Accidents 606 85.2
2. Diseases of heart 378 53.2
3. Malignant neoplasms 253 35.6
4. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 221 31.1
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 142 20.0
  All Causes 2,358 331.7
     
50-64 Years 1. Diseases of heart 2,164 255.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 2,055 242.4
3. Accidents 638 75.2
4. COVID-19 520 61.3
5. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 391 46.1
  All Causes 8,656 1,020.9
     
65 and Over 1. Diseases of heart 9,279 1,329.2
2. Malignant neoplasms 7,265 1,040.7
3. COVID-19 3,669 525.6
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 2,017 288.9
5. Cerebrovascular diseases 1,733 248.3
  All Causes 36,120 5,174.3
     

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 .