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Hui Hu

Find the Best Neighborhood for People with Disabilities

Nearly 1 in 5 People in US

12.5% vs. 5.9% Unemployment Rate

Nearly 1 In 3 In Poverty

Affordability & Cost of Living

Health

Accessibility

Demo

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) SMART 2012

n=3,600

Self-perceived Good Health  (County-level)

Model 1

Health

Gradient Boosting Decision Trees 

XGBoost (eXtreme Gradient Boosting)

Ensemble of decision trees

Grid search to tune parameters

3,600 individuals

    with disabilities

    >18 years old

    living in MA

Features

    Socio-demographics

    Disabilities

    BMI and PA

    Chronic diseases

Testing AUC: 0.74

CV

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) SMART 2012

n=3,600

Model 1

Health

Self-perceived Good Health  (County-level)

Model 1

Self-perceived Good Health  (County-level)

Probability of Self-perceived Good Health for Different Neighborhoods

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American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) 2014

n=8,190

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) SMART 2012

n=3,600

Google Places

API

Census

API

Probability of Employment

(PUMA-level)

Total Income

(PUMA-level)

Self-perceived Good Health  (County-level)

Accessibility to Places

(Census tract-level)

Median House Value

(Census tract-level)

Model 1

Model 2

Model 3

Health

Affordability & Cost of Living

Accessibility

Merged Dataset

(Census tract-level)

Weights Chosen by Users

Neighborhood Score

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