Spatial Asthma Patterns: Exploring Trends with Market Potential Data
Track: Public Health
Authors: Ryan Smith, Leslie Ray, Joshua Smith, Maria Peņa, Amelia Kenner-Brininger, Sanaa Abedin, Barbara Stepanski, Kimberly De Vera, Isabel Corcos
Asthma, an incurable lung disease, has been demonstrated to have a geographic component. Using market potential data, a spatial regression model correlated rates of emergency department asthma visits against common triggers and demographics in San Diego County. Results provide insight into spatial patterns of population behaviors and composition as potential predictors of asthma, which can be used for public health program planning purposes.