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Working Paper 1602-01: Modelling Address Level Asthma Encounters

Abstract:
An ordered probit model is estimated for the severity of childhood asthma. Data are from individual childhood asthma health records that are address geocoded to match a survey of exteriorly measured housing condition. Controls for age, gender, race, past asthma encounters, and environmental factors are included in the model. Preliminary results point to a statistically significant impact of exteriorly measured housing structure conditions on the severity of asthma.