Health Statistics

Sources of Local Data on Health

BEDHD actively monitors the health status of the community to identify and solve community health problems.  In doing so, we use a wide variety of data sources as well as generate our own data via surveys.  Contact Susan Peters, Health Analyst for more information on how to use health data to develop plans, programs, or otherwise improve health.

Maternal-Child Health Reports

2016 District Maternal-Child Health Report

Help us choose priorities by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYPW7X

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

The Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is used to track health conditions and risk behaviors that impact health at the local, state, and national level.  For example, smoking and obesity rates are available through the BRFS.

2014-2016 Health Survey Announcement


Barry County 2011-2013 BRFS Report Corrected version published April 17, 2017

Eaton County 2011-2013 BRFS Report


Barry County 2008-2010 BRFS Report

Eaton County 2008-2010 BRFS Report


2006 Barry-Eaton BRFS Summary Report

2004 Barry-Eaton BRFS Summary Report


To request raw BRFS data files, or for assistance using BRFS data in the community planning, please contact Susan Peters.

MiPHY Toolkit

BEDHD has developed a MiPHY analysis toolkit to assist in the sharing and using of local data. The first part of the kit is an Excel file that can be used to enter in local district data – county data is already loaded. The Excel file is set up to automatically create a set of understandable charts to display the data. The second part of the kit includes four customizable Publisher templates on the main topics of the survey; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Use, Sexual Behavior, Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity, and Safety: Violence, Bullying, and Mental Health. The Publisher documents are designed to accommodate the charts generated in the Excel file. 

Eaton 2016 MiPHY Trends

2016 Eaton MiPHY Excel Analysis Tool with Teen Data

MiPHY 2016 Youth Trends Template


Barry 2016 MiPHY Excel Analysis Tool with Teen Data

MiPHY Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Publisher Template

MiPHY Sexual Activity Publisher Template

MiPHY Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Publisher Template

MiPHY Safety Publisher Template

For assistance using these tools please contact Susan Peters, Health Analyst, at speters@bedhd.org . We’d like to know how you’ve used these in your community -- please e-mail Susan so BEDHD can continue to support community health assessment and improvement activities in the future. Thank you for attributing BEDHD as the source of these documents. 

Kids Count

Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels, and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children. KIDS COUNT is a project of the Michigan League for Human Services and Michigan’s Children.

Kids Count 2017 Data Book - Barry County

Kids Count 2017 Interprative - Barry County

Kids Count 2017 Data Book - Eaton County

Kids Count 2017 Interprative - Eaton County

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2017

Other Sources of Data

Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey

CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Statistics and Reports

Health statistics are available for local health departments and counties through the State of Michigan.  See Vital Statistics, Communicable Diseases, Health Care Statistics, Birth Defect Statistics, Cancer Statistics, and Population Trends.

Health Statistics Query Site
Queries may be run by state, county, health department, or civil division.

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth

The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. Results are available every other year at the county level.

US Census Bureau

The United States Census and the American Community Survey provide a wide variety of demographic and community measures at multiple geographic levels that assist in community planning.

County Health Rankings

Barry County CHR Handout 2017

Eaton County CHR Handout 2017

Community Health Status Indicators

Separate reports are available by county.


This national system is used to query a wide variety of health statistics at the local level.


USDA Food Environment Atlas
Get a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.  


Michigan Traffic Crash Facts
Detailed query tool is available to investigate local crashes for a variety of variables, including alcohol-involved.

Health Indicators Warehouse
A single, user-friendly, source for national, state, and community health indicators, and maintained by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas
The NCHHSTP Atlas provides an interactive platform for accessing HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and tuberculosis (TB) data, some of which is available at the county level.


CDC's Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
An online mapping tool that allows users to create county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race/ethnicity, gender and age group, along with maps of social and economic factors and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.


CDC Diabetes Data and Statistics
Diabetes Data and Statistics, the Web publication of the US National Diabetes Surveillance System, provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States.


CDC’s WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Research and Data Clearinghouse