Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing Manager
Melissa Maillette - Emergency Preparedness & Health Education Manager
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Kirk Herrick - Medical Director
Dr. Howard Hurt - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

2001 Autopsy Stats

Bay County

AUTOPSY STATISTICS

2001

A total of 48 Autopsies were ordered by Dr. Howard Hurt, D.O., Chief Medical Examiner.

22 Females                 46 Males

 

Of these autopsies, there were:

33 Natural Deaths                     48.5 %

20 Accidental Deaths              29.4 %

7 Suicide                                    10.2 %

3 Homicide                                   4.4 %

5 Undetermined                           7.5 %

 

 


ACCIDENTAL DEATHS

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Blunt Force:

     

Auto

6

3

3

Auto/Pedestrian

2

 

 

Motorcycle

2

1

1 Alcohol

1 drugs

Fall at Home

1

 

 

Drowning

2

 

2

Smoke Inhalation

 

1

 

Multiple Drug Overdose

 

1

 

Position Asphxia

1

 

 

  

NATURAL DEATHS

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Cardiovascular Disease

17

9

1 Male had Alcoholic

Liver

Cancer

 

1

 

Aspiration Pneumonia

 

1

 

Pulmonary Embolism

1

2

 

Asthmatic Bronchitis

1

   

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

1

 
       

**** See table below for further breakdown

 

CARDIOVASCULAR BREAKDOWN

AGE

Under 20

21 - 30

31 - 40

41 - 50

51 - 60

61 - 70

71 - 80

81 - 90

TOTAL

Males

1

 

2

5

4

3

1

2

18

Females

 

 

1

3

3

1

 

 

8

 

SUICIDES

 

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Smoke Inhalation/Thermal Burns

1

 

 

Gunshot

3

 

1

Drug Overdose

1

 

 

Hanging

2

 

1 Drugs

 

HOMICIDES

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol

Detected

Gunshot

1

2

2

 

TOTAL AUTOPSIES BY AGE

AGE

0 - 10

11 - 20

21 - 30

31 - 40

41 - 50

51 - 60

61 - 70

71 - 80

81 - 90

TOTAL

MALE

3

4

6

5

10

5

6

1

5

46

FEMALE

 

1

3

1

7

6

1

2

1

22

 

AUTO ACCIDENTS BY AGE

AGE

0 - 10

11 - 20

21 - 30

31 - 40

41 - 50

51 - 60

61 - 70

71 - 80

81 - 90

TOTAL

MALE

 

1

5

1

1

 

 

 

2

10

FEMALE

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

4