Title

Health in Kittitas County

Presenter Information

Taylor Roberts

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 202

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

For my SOURCE project I have analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. BRFSS has enormous data sets; I am focusing my attention just on the data based in Washington, specifically analyzing data from Kittitas County and comparing and contrasting the health practices to the neighboring counties across the state, primarily looking at what kind of impacts alcohol consumption may have on one’s health varying from county to county. Using statistical software such as SPSS and Minitab and using statistical concepts such as descriptive statistics, frequencies, regression analysis, and ANOVA testing I am able to find correlation and compare sample populations. Through the outcome of this specific project, places such as the Kittitas County health department may find this information to be very useful.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dominic Klyve

Additional Mentoring Department

Mathematics

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Health in Kittitas County

SURC 202

For my SOURCE project I have analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. BRFSS has enormous data sets; I am focusing my attention just on the data based in Washington, specifically analyzing data from Kittitas County and comparing and contrasting the health practices to the neighboring counties across the state, primarily looking at what kind of impacts alcohol consumption may have on one’s health varying from county to county. Using statistical software such as SPSS and Minitab and using statistical concepts such as descriptive statistics, frequencies, regression analysis, and ANOVA testing I am able to find correlation and compare sample populations. Through the outcome of this specific project, places such as the Kittitas County health department may find this information to be very useful.