Predicting and Reducing Adverse Births
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) operates the Better Birth Outcomes (BBO) initiative as an intensive case management program for at-risk pregnant women. BBO provides prenatal health education, coordination of care with primary and specialty medical services, referrals to childbirth education and parenting classes, access to contraceptive services, and overall care coordination. The goals of BBO program are as follows:
decrease the incidence of infant mortality and morbidity resulting from lack of adequate prenatal care;
improve pregnancy outcomes;
reduce the incidence of prematurity and low birth weight.
BBO operates in targeted communities across Illinois that had high rates of preterm births in 2009. Women are determined to be eligible for the program using an evidence-based 17-item assessment questionnaire.
We use administrative data from our partner and the American Community Survey (2009-2014) to produce our deliverables, and US vital statistics (2013) for additional exploratory data analyses. More information on these data sources can be found in the following locations (as of 8/17/15):
IDHS Cornerstone Database: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27896/documents/Cornerstone/Cstone_User_Manual.pdf
American Community Survey: https://www.census.gov/acs/www/about/why-we-ask-each-question/
Vital Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm
We define an adverse birth as one of the following:
Preterm (< 37 weeks gestation), or
Low birthweight (< 2,500 grams), or
Neonatal/infant death, or
Neonatal intensive care unit stay
This repo includes the following
subfolders/, python scripts (
.py), ipython notebooks (
.ipynb), and sql scripts (
babysaver/- machine learning pipeline module
etl/- extract-transform-load pipeline
exploratory/- exploratory data analyses
geospatial/- geocode scripts, maps, SQL cleaning, caseload allocation, notebooks
images- images for README
notebooks- ipython notebooks that run our pipeline on Cornerstone and Vital Statistics data
webapp/- code for Flask app
config.csv is an example of the data configuration file used to load in variables via functions in
babysaver. This can be edited manually spreadsheet-style or generated from a dictionary. See
notebooks/babysaver_example.ipynb for more details.
babysaver module can deployed in python as follows:
import sys babysaver_parent = # this is where I cloned the babies repo sys.path.insert(0, babysaver_parent) from babysaver import features from babysaver import models from babysaver import evaluation
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