Quick Facts About Chronic Disease and Injury in Michigan

4 million+ people in our state have a lower quality of life because of chronic diseases. $66 billion/year is spent on health care in Michigan, mostly on chronic disease and injury. 62,000+ Michigan residents die of chronic diseases each year. $17.9 billion of work time is lost because of injuries every year in Michigan. $5.7 billion/year is spent caring for people with injuries. 15,000+ in Michigan have HIV. Lifetime treatment for HIV/AIDS costs more than $5.8 billion. 75 cents of each health care dollar is spent on chronic diseases. Chronic diseases and injury are the leading causes of death in Michigan.




Data Sources:
  1. 4+ million:  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics. Cancer Statistics. Accessed August 2012.

  2. $66 billion:  Michigan Health Care Expenditures (2009). Kaiser State Health Facts, Total Health Spending.

  3. 62,000+:  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (2013). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics. http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/deaths/causrankcnty.asp. Accessed February 2014.

  4. $17.9 billion:  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

  5. $5.7 billion:  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

  6. >15,000:  Quarterly HIV Surveillance Report, Michigan. April 2013.

    Schackman BR, Gebo KA, Walensky RP, et al. The lifetime cost of current human immuno-deficiency virus care in the United States. Medical Care 2006; 44: 990-997. Med Care. 2006 Nov;44(11):990-7.

  7. 75 cents:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2009). The Power of Prevention: Chronic Disease…The Public Health Challenge of the 21st Century. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Accessed August 2012.

  8. Leading causes of death:  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

    Michigan Department of Community Health. (2013). Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics. http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/deaths/causrankcnty.asp. Accessed February 2014.