Michigan Asthma Surveillance, Data and Reports
Michigan Asthma Surveillance, Data and Reports
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Service's Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology have compiled surveillance information and created comprehensive reports on the epidemiology of asthma in Michigan.
Pediatric Performance Measures: Medicaid Claims Data
Medicaid claims data 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. The Asthma Burden for Children in Medicaid-2012
report highlights the ongoing disparities in severe asthma outcomes and disease management trends in a variety of indicators measured with Medicaid claims data from 2005-2010. More Medicaid asthma data, including a searchable county-level database
This is a series of Michigan county maps that show asthma statistics on children in Medicaid.
This Michigan map shows asthma hospitalization rates by zip code, with a special emphasis on 2012-2014 in the Detroit region.
This fact sheet outlines Michigan asthma statistics. It includes statistics on prevalence, education, management, quality of life, cost barriers, hospitalization, and mortality.
This fact sheet highlights racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities in asthma burden in Michigan.
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.
This infographic shows gender, race, and age differences in hospitalization numbers, and asthma hospitalization rates among children and adults in Michigan.
The asthma hospitalization surveillance brief covers information on asthma hospitalization trends by year, counties with high asthma hospitalization rates, and also asthma hospitalization ICU use.
This presentation describes the disparities of asthma burden in Detroit compared to the rest of Michigan.
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.
In 1988, the State of Michigan, in partnership with Michigan State University and others, began tracking work-related asthma through mandatory reporting of any known or suspected occupational illnesses. The goal is to prevent work-related asthma through the identification of index patients, who may lead to the identification of employees from the same facilities who are also at risk of developing asthma or who have developed similar breathing problems.
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.
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.
Michigan Asthma Call Back Survey
The Michigan Asthma Call-Back Survey has been conducted annually since 2005 in conjunction with the Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, sampling over 800 individuals with asthma living in Michigan each year. This survey covers the following areas of interest:
- Demographic information
- Age of diagnosis
- History of previous asthma attacks
- Activities limited due to asthma
- Hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to asthma
- Insurance status and history
- Cost barriers
- Environmental exposures in the home, school, and workplace.
Read a surveillance brief that summarizes data on triggers such as tobacco smoke, indoor pets, mold and wood burning stoves as well as trigger avoidance behaviors such as no carpeting in bedrooms, use of mattress covers and washing sheets in hot water.
- Prescription medications
- Diagnosis of co-morbidities such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and COPD
Standard tables based on these data are available below. Learn more about the Michigan Asthma Call-Back Survey methods
or available data elements
National Asthma Statistics
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.
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.