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Cincinnati Children’s Study Recommends Integrating Housing Data With Health Data to Improve Health Outcomes

Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s used geocoding, or mapping, to examine associations between housing code violations and children’s health. According to Dr. Andrew Beck, lead author on the research study, this data can be used to pinpoint potential clusters of high levels of illness.

“Children who had been hospitalized for asthma had 1.84 greater odds of a revisit to the emergency department or a rehospitalization within 12 months if they lived in the highest quartile of housing code violation tracts, compared to those living in the lowest quartile,” said Dr. Beck.

Read more from U.S. News and World Report and  MedicalXpress.com.

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