•   over 4 years ago

Anyone had a great NHANES insight?

I've started to look through the data -- which appears to be a consumer survey dataset with questions about what you eat, how often do you do X and how long have you done Y. Has anyone looked at this dataset and imagined a use case where it is presented to a person living with diabetes to their benefit? It appears to be very "general population" and in no way tagged with healthy/non-healthy to put context around information you might give a patient.

I'd love to hear any use cases...

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  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Dave,

    You may want to take a look at the Diabetes questionnaire to identify the participants with diabetes. Also, take a look at the HbA1C values in the laboratory data to get an idea about their state of health regarding diabetes.

    - Rob

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Dave: Great question. PM'ing you.

    Rob Campanell: I'm interested in this dataset you referenced, can you provide links. It's not the easiest website to traverse.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Danny,

    Here's the diabetes questionnaire.
    Data Dictionary: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/2011-2012/DIQ_G.htm
    SAS Transport data file: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/2011-2012/DIQ_G.XPT

    HbA1C Laboratory values.
    Data Dictionary: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/2011-2012/GHB_G.htm
    Data file: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/2011-2012/GHB_G.XPT

    There are extensive notes about how to use this data set in the data dictionary link.

    - Rob

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Rob: Thank you. Can you post a converted SAS file to JSON or XML.

    I need a team in San Francisco and open to Skype or whatever other Web Real Time Communication tool. To cut down the thinking for you: If you're serious about working on coming up with novel solutions to diabetes and healthcare in general, I'll come to you (if in SF). However, not to work on it for like 3-4 hours. I mean at least a few days to get any kind of traction or something that resembles something useful.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Danny,

    I don't have the files in JSON or XML. I used R Studio to read the data since it has a library to read SAS Transport files.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Nice. Heard great things about R. More robust than python for certain purposes supposedly.

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