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Table 1 Data elements for analysis of social determinants and health outcomes

From: A trans-disciplinary approach to the evaluation of social determinants of health in a hispanic population

  Element Source Frequency
Input/Independent Variables Race/Ethnicity, Age, Gender Claritas/UNCC Metro Studies, Hospital Billing Data 6-12 months
Household Income UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Housing Density UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Distance to nearest grocery store UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Distance to Nearest Park/Green Space UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Sidewalk Access in Neighborhood UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Distance to Public Transportation UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Distance to Primary Care Clinic UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Living within a Primary Care Clinic Service Area CHS Billing Data/Geographic Retrofitting Model [44] 12 months
Utilization of a Primary Care Clinic CHS Billing Data 6 months
Percentage of Free Lunches in Neighborhood School UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Distance to Pollution Sources(Hazardous Materials, Coal Burning Plant) UNCC Metro Studies 12 months
Number of Food Stamps Users in Neighborhood UNCC Metro Studies, Dept. of Social Services 12 months
Social Network Analysis Survey Data Collection Ongoing
Outcomes Dependant Variables All Cause Hospitalizations in past year (yes/no) CHS Hospital Billing Data 6 months
All Cause ED Visits in past year (yes/no) CHS Hospital Billing Data 6 months
ED Visits for Primary CHS Hospital Billing 6 months
Care Preventable or Treatable Illness in past year (yes/no) Data/NYU Algorithm [62]  
Utilization of a Primary Care Clinic in past year (yes/no) CHS Hospital Billing Data 6 months
School Absenteeism Over 6 days (yes/no) UNCC Metro Studies/CMS School Data 12 months
School Performance – passed EOG (yes/no) UNCC Metro Studies/End of Grade Test Scores 12 months
Perceived Quality of Life & Health Status (Aim 3,Validation) Survey and Qualitative Data Collection Ongoing