Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Loyola University Maryland

Department Seminar

The Spatial Classification of the Spread of the Drug Exposed Newborns and the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Diagnosed Newborns in Pennsylvania, US

Dr. Bu Hyoung Lee

Loyola University Maryland

April 25, 2018

Room: 309 Knott Hall

Pictures of maps of Pennsylvania.

I spatially and temporally analyze the annual live-birth data given in the Pennsylvania hospital reports of 235 hospitals in 67 Pennsylvania counties, from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 2015. The low cross-correlations, from the smallest −0.255 to the largest +0.047, between the two variables—the drug-exposed newborns and the FAS-diagnosed newborns are computed, and their weak relationship is shown on smoothed heat maps. Also, I classify the 67 counties into three different groups in terms of the prevalence of (1) drug-exposed, (2) FAS-diagnosed, and (3) none, using statistical discriminant methods—linear discriminant analysis, quadratic discriminant analysis, and regularized discriminant analysis.

This talk will be accessible to Juniors and Seniors.

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