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Muskegon County Health Statistics

Community Health Information

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) provides a majority of health statistics for Michigan and its counties, local public health departments and cities. For local numbers, rates and other figures regarding:

  

   

Please visit the MDCH website. If you are unable to find the data you are looking for, please email us. (Note: When requesting data, please be as specific as possible.)

    


Communicable Disease Data

Michigan Law requires physicians, hospitals, and laboratories to report certain communicable diseases to the local public health department.

    

Summarizes the number of cases of required reportable diseases by quarter for the current calendar year

    

Displays number of cases of required reportable diseases by year from 1998 until present; also includes number of reported animal bites

  

Confirmed flu cases are taken from reports submitted by laboratories or physicians. These cases have undergone testing which confirmed the presence of a flu virus.

    

Flu-like Illness numbers are taken from weekly reports of absenteeism submitted by public and private schools and childcare centers in Muskegon County at the end of each week. These reports are based on symptoms provided by parents who are calling-in to report their child absent due to illness. Flu-like illness symptoms include fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches. These are not laboratory confirmed cases.

      

  • Gastrointestinal-Like Illness Reports - Updated October 30, 2014

    GI-like illness numbers are taken from weekly reports of absenteeism submitted by public and private schools and childcare centers in Muskegon County at the end of each week. These reports are based on symptoms provided by parents who are calling-in to report their child absent due to illness. GI-like illness symptoms include diarrhea and/or vomiting. These are not laboratory confirmed cases.

      


Local Health Reports

Public Health - Muskegon County publishes and contributes to public health reports addressing local priority health concerns. These reports also contain local heath statistics.

     

Compares the overall health of Muskegon and surrounding counties

     

Lists data regarding maternal and infant characteristics, infant deaths, invasive cancer, leading causes of death, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

   

This report reviews eight indicators at birth to assess differences by race/ethnicity in Michigan and among its 54 Great Start Collaboratives. Following are the eight indicators: teen births, repeat teen births, nonmarital births, births to mothers without high school diploma/GED, late or no prenatal care, smoking during pregnancy, low-birthweight babies, and preterm births

   

Ranks counties on the overall status of child well-being using 13 out of 15 indicators. This provides a bigger picture of local child well-being and how the county compares with others.

    

Analyses of aggregate data from the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY). Provides student results on health behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. Also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence.

     

   

Provides information on population, culture, socioeconomic status, health, and environment for Muskegon County.

  

Published by the Michigan League for Human Services’ Kids Count in Michigan project, this report looks at eight maternal and infant health measures. It also provides an overall ranking for 81 of the 83 counties. Muskegon County ranks 70th.

   

Gives region-specific and local health department-specific prevalence rates of health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and chronic conditions. Includes data on health status, perceived physical and mental health, disability, weight status, health care coverage and access, physical activity, nutrition, cigarette and alcohol use, hypertension, asthma, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more.

    

    

Highlights the results of a comprehensive review of fetal and infant mortality cases that occurred in Muskegon County from 2006 through 2009, the major contributing factors, and proposed actions for reducing fetal and infant deaths.

  

Compares black and white demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, behavior risk factors and leading causes of death.  

   

Includes data by race, gender and age as well as data on risk factors associated with stroke.

       


Additional Health Data Sources

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY)

2012 Zoonotic and Vector-borne Disease Surveillance Report (MDCH)

County Health Rankings

MI Center for Educational Performance & Education

US Census Bureau

   


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If you are unable to find the data you are looking for, please email us. (Note: When requesting data, please be as specific as possible.)