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Net-Migration in Relation to Incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland

Bell, Fergal (2020) Net-Migration in Relation to Incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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It is a well-known fact that the occurrence of cystic fibrosis in Ireland is the largest in the world (approximately 27 cases per 100k of population. There is anecdotal evidence that the number of diagnoses of cystic fibrosis per annum is slowing down/decreasing to a high of 48 (2012) to 37 cases diagnosed in 2018. The “curse” of cystic fibrosis is a predominant feature of a terminal illness that has plagued Ireland since time immemorial. Indeed, my youngest daughter suffers from the disease. Hence, if there was a “tool” that could predict and or forecast new diagnoses into the future based on population growth and more importantly -net migration (whereby the nation’s “gene pool” is been “diffused”) would enhance healthcare planners’ decision making process. A dataset of 10,128 thousand records were with 59 variables used in the research. Various statistical techniques were employed, such as: SPSS, Excel, and RStudio. The scope of this paper is to investigate whether net-migration in Ireland has any affect in the number of diagnoses.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Data Analytics
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 13:20
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 13:20

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