Working Papers

Working Paper 1602-01: Modelling Address Level Asthma Encounters

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.