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ThinkMind // DATA ANALYTICS 2020, The Ninth International Conference on Data Analytics // View article data_analytics_2020_2_90_60059


Gendered Data in Falls Prediction Using Machine Learning

Authors:
Leeanne Lindsay
Sonya Coleman
Dermot Kerr
Brian Taylor
Anne Moorhead

Keywords: machine learning; male; female; falls; prediction

Abstract:
Adults over the age of 65 years may be considered as a vulnerable population prone to having falls, which may have huge consequences. Machine learning is being explored as an approach to understanding better the specific risk factors for falling. However, most studies use composite population data rather than including data on male or female gender in the analysis. This study focused on using machine learning models utilizing healthcare data to establish whether gendered data gives a more accurate prediction of falling. Splitting the data into male and female gives slightly higher predictive accuracy, however, reducing the size of the dataset is likely to give a lower prediction. Such models could provide useful information to health and social care professionals in their daily decision- making with individuals and families about optimal care arrangements.

Pages: 67 to 71

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2020

Publication date: October 25, 2020

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4464

ISBN: 978-1-61208-816-7

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from October 25, 2020 to October 29, 2020

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