Title

Quantitative Study of Hospitilization Rates in Kittitas County

Presenter Information

Joshua Karas

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 202

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Kittitas County currently lacks a statistician to interpret county health data. My presentation for The Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression deals with data collected and analyzed from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is the world's largest telephone health survey. The Center for Disease Control collected the data on behavioral health risks which revolve around the use of preventative medicines and health relating to chronic disease or injury. I used data from two regions, Washington State and Kittitas County. Kittitas Country is a subgroup of Washington State, but this will allow us to compare county data to state data. I compared multiple variables regarding hospitalization rates of Kittitas County to Washington State and found statistically significant results. These results show interesting relationships in the behavioral health risk data among Kittitas County and Washington State which led to further in-depth statistical tests. These results show that there are differences between Kittitas County and Washington State and could be acted upon politically.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dominic Klyve

Additional Mentoring Department

Mathematics

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Quantitative Study of Hospitilization Rates in Kittitas County

SURC 202

Kittitas County currently lacks a statistician to interpret county health data. My presentation for The Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression deals with data collected and analyzed from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is the world's largest telephone health survey. The Center for Disease Control collected the data on behavioral health risks which revolve around the use of preventative medicines and health relating to chronic disease or injury. I used data from two regions, Washington State and Kittitas County. Kittitas Country is a subgroup of Washington State, but this will allow us to compare county data to state data. I compared multiple variables regarding hospitalization rates of Kittitas County to Washington State and found statistically significant results. These results show interesting relationships in the behavioral health risk data among Kittitas County and Washington State which led to further in-depth statistical tests. These results show that there are differences between Kittitas County and Washington State and could be acted upon politically.