Project 1 Research
Phase 1: Research using electronic health records and secondary data sources for community assessment
- Obtained data from Geisinger electronic health record on 205,000 children between 3 and 18 years of age.
- After geocoding, 163,820 children included in analysis.
- There is much longitudinal data from BMI trajectory modeling (TABLE 1).
- These children reside in 1,294 communities.
- Body mass index trajectories are being modeled as a function of individual-level and community factors.
- There is large variation in community factors (TABLE 2).
- There is spatial variation in the food environment (FIGURE 1).
- There is spatial variation in proportion of over-weight children by community (FIGURE 2).
- BMI trajectories vary by many individual-level medical and sociodemographic features (FIGURE 3).