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Data Nerd asking for data

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Disclaimer: I am a giant stats nerd and this is a data question for anyone that would know a dept where I can download data. The Framingham Heart Study seems somewhat promising for data, but it is a giant pain for a non-academic statistician to get access to it.

I am not a health researcher but I wanted to see if someone could point me in the direction of data. I was just reading the post by Jaminet about Pork ,and I realized that I wanted to dig into individual level data and not country level data. Is there any dept that openly publishes epidemiological data with various nutrient data? The goal would be to build time series predictions models. (e.g. what would be the effect of adding x lbs of pork on cirrhosis in 5 years, 10 years etc.)

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on February 14, 2012
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This is a great blog post and I really appreciate it. Pork did not pass the smell test to me, but I wanted to be able to test a variety of hypotheses. He could not find the data either: "I created a dataset, as best as I could, based on the graphs from the Bridges article. (I could not get the data online.)" Country level statistics are nice, but it becomes very difficult to tease out signal from noise. I will give it a day or two and guess I will have to reach out to some academics offering a trade of stats knowledge for data.

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on February 14, 2012
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It seems like the best I could find is the nhanes questionnaires and they link up intra year. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/nhanes_questionnaires.htm I was trying to have a better lead lag relationship.

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on February 14, 2012
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Paul, I like the paper but I am trying to build a model ( for my own amusement.)

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on February 13, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Good call on this, I have a stats term project coming up that we are taking free rein on, need to get some data up in here too!

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on February 13, 2012
at 06:39 PM

Well here's one thing you might find interesting: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/LDP/may05/ldpm13001/ldpm13001.pdf That's courtesy of mem, by the way.

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:33 AM

If you haven't already, check out http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2012/02/does-pork-consumption-cause-cirrhosis.html to see where Ned Kock get's his data.

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:01 PM

This is a great blog post and I really appreciate it. Pork did not pass the smell test to me, but I wanted to be able to test a variety of hypotheses. He could not find the data either: "I created a dataset, as best as I could, based on the graphs from the Bridges article. (I could not get the data online.)" Country level statistics are nice, but it becomes very difficult to tease out signal from noise. I will give it a day or two and guess I will have to reach out to some academics offering a trade of stats knowledge for data.

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:03 AM

It seems like the best I could find is the nhanes questionnaires and they link up intra year. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/nhanes_questionnaires.htm

I was trying to have a better lead lag relationship.

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