Walkability vs. Several Health Diagnoses for Klamath Falls, OR
Track: Public Health
Authors: John Ritter, Katherine Pope, Stephanie Van Dyke
Patient data regarding obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and stroke were obtained from Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, OR. Raster surfaces for these datasets were created and overlaid with the results of a walkability study of the area to obtain correlations between these various factors. Walkability was computed from slope, zoning, proximity to service areas, the speed limit of adjacent roadways, as well as population, road, and housing densities.