Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Silvia Oliveros Torres, Heather Eicher-Miller, Carol Boushey, David Ebert, Ross Maciejewski

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Abstract

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a research program to assess the health and nutritional status of the population in the United States. In this work, we present a visual analytics system designed to help researchers explore patterns and form hypotheses within the NHANES dataset. The visualization component of the environment is an extension of traditional scatterplot matrices. Since the upper portion of the scatterplot matrix is a redundant encoding, we utilize this space, to show the projected N-dimensional clustering of points. The rows and columns of the matrix are automatically ordered using information about the cluster projection in each space as a means of showing the most meaningful dimensions. A comparison module has also been included that allows the user to compare groupings of people to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This tool enhances the analysis work by aiding discovery and hypothesis formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages1855-1863
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

Other

Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period1/4/121/7/12

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Nutrition
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Visualization

Keywords

  • Diet records
  • NHANES
  • Scatterplot
  • Visual analytics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Torres, S. O., Eicher-Miller, H., Boushey, C., Ebert, D., & Maciejewski, R. (2011). Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1855-1863). [6149111] https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.116

Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. / Torres, Silvia Oliveros; Eicher-Miller, Heather; Boushey, Carol; Ebert, David; Maciejewski, Ross.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2011. p. 1855-1863 6149111.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Torres, SO, Eicher-Miller, H, Boushey, C, Ebert, D & Maciejewski, R 2011, Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences., 6149111, pp. 1855-1863, 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012, Maui, HI, United States, 1/4/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.116
Torres SO, Eicher-Miller H, Boushey C, Ebert D, Maciejewski R. Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2011. p. 1855-1863. 6149111 https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.116
Torres, Silvia Oliveros ; Eicher-Miller, Heather ; Boushey, Carol ; Ebert, David ; Maciejewski, Ross. / Applied visual analytics for exploring the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2011. pp. 1855-1863
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