Linking US registry data with geomarker data. Longitudinal associations between environmental factors and lung function decline


FEV1 % predicted is commonly used to monitor lung function decline in Cystic Fibrosis patients. However, little work is done on whether environmental/community factors would influence the FEV1 % predictive progression. The association between the biomarker FEV1 % predicted and the geomarker deprivation index is investigated per US state. Both the biomarker and geomarker are repeatedly measured, therefore we investigated different functional forms for their association.

Invited talk at the European Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Eleni-Rosalina Andrinopoulou
Assistant professor in Biostatistics