Weather Impacts on Health-Related Behaviors
Track: Statistical Analysis
Authors: Rosemary Yeilding Radich
The impact of weather on health-related activities was analyzed using regression analysis on the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and AccuWeather’s historical weather database. Weather has a significant impact on exercise and recreational activity, and utilizing GIS uncovered how this relationship varies by geography. This information has implications for businesses in health and fitness as well as non-profit agencies devoted to health initiatives.