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

2006 Autopsy Stats

A total of 68 Autopsies were ordered by Dr. Howard Hurt, D.O., Chief Medical Examiner.

                          AGES

AGE DEATHS PERCENT
< 1 2 3%
1 - 5 0 0%
6 - 16 2 3%
17 - 25 5 7%
26 - 44 20 29%
45 - 64 29 43%
65 + 10 15%
TOTAL 68 100%

 

                MANNER OF DEATH

CAUSES DEATH PERCENT
NATURAL 33 49%
ACCIDENT 7 10%
SUICIDE 9 13%
HOMICIDE 2 3%
INDETERMINATE 17 25%
TOTAL 68 100%

 

                  NATURAL CAUSES

CAUSES DEATHS PERCENT
HEART 22 67%
CANCER 2 6%
CIRRHOSIS 3 9%
PULMONARY EMBOLISM 3 9%
COPD / ASTHMA 2 6%
RUPTURED CEREBRAL ANEURYSM 1 3%
TOTAL 33 100%

 

                       ACCIDENT

TYPE DEATHS PERCENT
VEHICLE 2 29%
PEDESTRIAN / VEHICLE 2 29%
DROWNING 1 14%
SMOKE INHALATION 1 14%
POSITIONAL ASPHYXIA 1 14%
TOTAL 7 100%