MI CReSS Data Reports
Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study - Data Report 5: Prevalence of Long
COVID by Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics
- Among the 2,703 adult respondents, 21.4% had 90-Day Long COVID.
- Long COVID was more prevalent among females than males, respondents ages 75 and older
than younger respondents, and Hispanic respondents than respondents from other racial/ethnic
- Long COVID was more prevalent among respondents with less than a high school education
and respondents with an annual income under $50,000 compared to respondents with higher
educational attainment or annual income, respectively.
- Long COVID was more prevalent among respondents with BMI greater than 30 compared
to those with a BMI less than 30; very severe self-reported COVID-19 symptoms compared
to those with no symptoms, mild, moderate, or severe symptoms; and respondents with
an overnight hospital stay compared to those who were not hospitalized.
- 27.1% of respondents who had at least one pre-existing condition diagnosed prior to
their COVID-19 illness had Long COVID. Long COVID was most prevalent among respondents
previously diagnosed with an immunosuppressive condition, COPD or emphysema, cancer,
or heart disease.
- The eight most common persistent symptoms that respondents with Long COVID reported
experiencing were fatigue; loss of sense of smell or taste; memory loss, brain fog,
or disorientation; shortness of breath; general weakness; muscle weakness; joint pain;
and hair loss.
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