Neighborhood-level Exposures and Pneumonia Hospitalizations in NYC
Track: Public Health
Authors: Tabitha Julien, David Lucero, Pallavi Kache
Neighborhood-level exposures (NLE) of pneumonia, a leading cause of death in NYC, are not well understood. We identified citywide associations between hospitalizations for pneumonia and potential exposures (industrial areas, healthcare facility density, age, education, race/ethnicity) using linear regression (R2=0.51) and examined NLE using geographically weighted regression (R2=0.79). Results of clustering analysis (K-means; N=5) highlight the need for targeted neighborhood interventions.