Michigan Asthma Surveillance, Data and Reports

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Michigan Asthma Call-Back Tables- Adults – 2018

Data tables with the results of the adult 2012-2014 Michigan Asthma Call Back Survey.

Michigan Asthma Call-Back Tables- Children – 2018

Data tables with the results of the children 2012-2014 Michigan Asthma Call Back Survey.

Asthma in the Elderly Population – 2018

This brief describes asthma prevalence and hospitalization statistics for the elderly population in Michigan.

Prevalence

Data source information: Prevalence is the proportion of individuals in a population who have the disease at a point in time or during a given time period. Data sources include:
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Survey: Adult and child level data on current and lifetime asthma prevalence.
  • Asthma Call-back Survey: Adult and child level data on topics such as symptom-free days, comorbid conditions, cost barriers, asthma triggers in the home and missed work or school days due to asthma.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Asthma current and lifetime prevalence among high school students.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey – 2017

This surveillance brief summarizes asthma-related data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. It includes national and state level lifetime asthma rates as well as data on certain health behaviors such as obesity, drug and alcohol use among those with current asthma.

Indoor Air and Asthma Surveillance Brief – 2017

This surveillance brief summarizes asthma-related data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. It includes national and state level lifetime asthma rates as well as data on certain health behaviors such as obesity, drug and alcohol use among those with current asthma.

Asthma Call-Back Survey Brief: Adults – 2017

Summary of the 2011-2013 Michigan Asthma Call-Back Survey results for adults with current asthma. The surveillance brief includes data on uncontrolled asthma, healthcare utilization, asthma education, indoor environmental triggers, and work-related indicators among adults.

Asthma Call-Back Survey Brief: Children-2017

Summary of the 2011-2013 Michigan Asthma Call Back Survey results for children with current asthma. The surveillance brief includes data on uncontrolled asthma, healthcare utilization, asthma management, indoor environmental triggers, and school-related indicators among children.

Asthma Among Employed Adults, by Industry and Occupation – 2016

Michigan data was used in this 21-state analysis on work-related asthma. The report includes statistics on current prevalence of asthma by industry and occupation categories.

Symptoms, Management and Productivity Loss among Michigan Adults – Michigan BRFSS Surveillance Brief – 2016

Asthma presents a significant burden and challenge in Michigan. Poor asthma control and severe asthma outcomes that could be prevented still occur among Michigan residents. This surveillance brief provides new statistics on self-reported symptoms, management and productivity loss among Michigan adults with asthma.

Asthma Control and Clinical Management – 2013

This report describes changes in recent statistics on asthma management and treatment in children and adults using self-reported data on symptoms, activity limitations, missed school/work, ED visits, hospitalization, asthma education, routine care, and medication use.

Hospitalization

Data source information: Hospitalizations are severe events that increase the risk of asthma death. Asthma hospitalizations are considered preventable - people with asthma can stay out of the hospital if their disease is managed properly.

The data source for asthma hospitalization numbers and rates is the Michigan Inpatient Database, which includes almost all acute hospital discharges that occur in Michigan.

Hospitalization and Medicaid Asthma Statistics by Michigan County

Asthma Hospitalization in Michigan Infographic

This infographic shows gender, race, and age differences in hospitalization numbers, and asthma hospitalization rates among children and adults in Michigan.

Hospitalization Rates, by Zip Code, for Michigan and Detroit, 2012-2014

This Michigan map shows asthma hospitalization rates by zip code, with a special emphasis on 2012-2014 in the Detroit region.

Hospitalization Surveillance Brief – 2017

This MDHHS Surveillance Brief includes information on asthma hospitalization trends by year and counties with high asthma hospitalization rates. Asthma hospitalization is an indicator of uncontrolled asthma.

Medicaid

Data source information: Medicaid claims asthma indicators include asthma prevalence, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, out-patient visits, spirometry tests and asthma medications (quick-relief and long term control) for enrolled clients. The data are restricted to children with continuous Medicaid enrollment (11 or more months in a calendar year) who had full Medicaid coverage and no other insurance.

Searchable county-level database for Medicaid data

Medicaid Maps – 2013

This is a series of Michigan county maps that show asthma statistics on children in Medicaid.

Asthma Burden for Children in Medicaid – 2012

This report highlights the ongoing disparities in severe asthma outcomes and disease management trends with Medicaid claims data from 2005-2010.

Community and Special Populations

Data source information: Reports and surveillance briefs in this section include data across multiple data sources such as Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, hospitalization, mortality and Medicaid claims.

Saginaw Report – 2017

This report examines the burden of asthma in Saginaw County in comparison to the entire state using survey, hospitalization, Medicaid claims and mortality data.

Asthma by Race and Ethnicity – 2017

Summary of asthma prevalence, hospitalization, and mortality rates among different racial and ethnic populations in Michigan, including American Indian, Asian, and Arab populations.

Detroit: Current Status of the Asthma Burden – 2016

This presentation describes the disparities of asthma burden in Detroit compared to the rest of Michigan.

Michigan Asthma Statistics Fact Sheet – 2016

This fact sheet outlines Michigan asthma statistics. It includes statistics on prevalence, education, management, quality of life, cost barriers, hospitalization, and mortality.

Disparities Fact sheet – 2015

This fact sheet highlights racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities in asthma burden in Michigan.

Other Resources

Important Terms

Definitions of statistics-related asthma terms used on this website, including: prevalence, rate, work-related asthma, asthma emergency department visits, asthma hospitalization, asthma death, persistent asthma and statistically significant result.

Methods

Brief descriptions of the ways the asthma statistics and surveillance data on this website are generated.

Reports and other Michigan asthma surveillance data prior to 2010 have been archived.
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