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
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

2000 Autopsy Stats

Bay County

AUTOPSY STATISTICS

2000

A total of 79 Autopsies were ordered by Dr. Howard Hurt, D.O., Chief Medical Examiner.

22 Females                     57 Males

 

Of these autopsies, there were:

49 Natural Deaths                 62 %

 18 Accidental Deaths          22.8 %

7 Suicide                                 8.9 %

2 Homicide                              2.5 %

3 Undetermined                      3.8 %

 

 


ACCIDENTAL DEATHS

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Blunt Force:

     

Auto/Train

1

 

 

Auto/Pedestrian

2

2

2

Auto

6

4

3

2 drugs

       

Drowning

2

 

1

Smoke Inhalation

 

1

 

 

NATURAL DEATHS

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Cancer

1

   

Pneumonia

1

3

 

Ruptured Aneurysm

 

1

 

Pulmonary Embolism

2

   

Alcoholic Liver Disease

3

   

Bronchial Asthma

 

1

 

Perforated Ulcer

1

   

Addisons Disease

1

   

Adrenal Crisis

 

1

 

Post-op Surgery Complications

1

   

Seizure Disorder

1

   

Acute Allergic Reaction

 

1

 

Acute Peritonitis / Ruptured Abcess

 

1

 

Atrophic Brain

1

   

Waterhouse-Fredericksons Syndrome

 

1

 

Acute Sepsis

1

   

Cardiovascular Disease ****

24

4

 

**** See table below for further breakdown

CARDIOVASCULAR BREAKDOWN

AGE

21 - 30

31 - 40

41 - 50

51 - 60

61 - 70

71 - 80

81 - 90

TOTAL

Males

 

1

6

10

2

5

 

24

Females

 

1

2

 

1

 

 

4

  

SUICIDES

 

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol Detected

Stab Wounds

1

 

 

Gunshot

4

1

1

1 drugs

Drug Overdose

1

 

 

 

HOMICIDES

Cause of Death

Male

Female

Alcohol

Detected

Stabbing

1

 

 

Gunshot

1

 

1

 

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

1

3

2

11

15

15

5

5

 

57

FEMALE

1

1

2

5

5

3

3

1

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

 

2

2

1

2

1

1

 

 

9

FEMALE

 

1

1

2

 

1

1

 

 

6