The Centers for Disease Control has analyzed data from 2001-2010 in a recently released analysis
and found that certain causes of death were more prevalent to certain states. In Michigan, the most distinctive cause of death for that period is “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described."
Atherosclerosis (aka arteriosclerotic vascular disease) is hardening and narrowing of the arteries as a result of the accumulation of cholesterol and white blood cells, according to WebMD
. The findings are in line with another analysis
that shows that the leading cause of death for Americans is heart disease.
The agency examined all but the least common causes of death, then divided the mortality rate for each one in each state by its mortality rate for the U.S. Read more
at the CDC.