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Muskegon County Health Statistics

Community Health Information

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 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 the following, please visit the MDHHS website at www.michigan.gov/healthstatistics.

  

  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer Statistics
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Community Health Information
  • Chronic Disease and Health Indicators
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Maternal & Child Health Data
  • Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
  • Population Trends
  • Other Chronic Disease and Injury Control Data
  • Vital Statistics

   

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

    


Muskegon County 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, urgent care centers, and physician offices. 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 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

    GI-like illness numbers are taken from weekly reports of absenteeism submitted by 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 reports addressing local priority health concerns. These reports also contain local heath statistics.

     

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

  

Compares the overall health of Muskegon and surrounding counties

  

Information about the silent epidemic of chlamydia and gonorrhea in Muskegon County

  

Summarizes Hepatitis C prevalence in Muskegon County from 2005-2015

   


Additional Health Data Sources

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY)

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book

County Health Rankings

US Census Bureau