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 populations.
  • 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.