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Not Feeling So Great? A Random Forest Analysis of Demographics and Health

Not Feeling So Great? A Random Forest Analysis of Demographics and Health

Each of us have an intuition of our own health and understand when we are feeling great, or not not so great. Indeed, self-perceived health status even predicts mortality. I started to wonder how well basic demographics, such as age, gender, and income predict self-perceived health status. We know demographics strongly correlate with lots of other health outcomes, but I have never seen them used to predict self-perceived health status. In this post I use a Random Forest classifier to predict…

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