mortality http://michiganradio.org en How healthy is your county? The 10 best and 10 worst in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/how-healthy-your-county-10-best-and-10-worst-michigan <p>A new survey shows your health may depend on where you live in Michigan.</p><p>The University of Wisconsin puts out an annual assessment of the health of the nation’s counties. The survey compares different factors, including access to clinical care and personal habits, like smoking.</p><p>As you may expect, counties surrounding Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids score high on the survey, but so do several counties in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:27:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11766 at http://michiganradio.org How healthy is your county? The 10 best and 10 worst in Michigan Black infant mortality rate on the rise in Washtenaw County http://michiganradio.org/post/black-infant-mortality-rate-rise-washtenaw-county <p>Washtenaw County's data shows African-American babies are at least three times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies. That's according to data from the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2944_4669_4694---,00.html">Michigan Department of Community Health</a>.</p><p>Washtenaw County’s rate for African-American infant deaths is among the highest in the state, and it also has one of the widest statewide gaps between white and black infant mortality rates.</p><p>The rate for white infant deaths is among the lowest in the state and going down.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:34:42 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1015 at http://michiganradio.org Black infant mortality rate on the rise in Washtenaw County