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Table 1 Summary of the risk factors extracted from different datasets

From: An ontology-guided semantic data integration framework to support integrative data analysis of cancer survival

Risk factor Data source Reference ontology
Individual level Race
Marital status
Smoking status
Insurance payer
Residency: county and census tracta
Age at diagnosis
Year of diagnosis
Tumor stage
Tumor type
Treatment procedure
Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS) NCIt
Contextual level Census tract SVIb household composition and disability
Census tract SVI minority status and language
Census tract SVI housing and transportation
Census tract SVI socioeconomic status
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) OCRV
Census tract high school completion rates
Census tract family poverty ratesc
United States Census Bureau OCRV
Census tract rurality statusd   OCRV
County adult mental and physical health statuse
County density of primary care physiciansf
County Health Ranking & Roadmaps OCRV
County smoking rate
County alcohol consumption rate
Behavioral Risk Surveillance System (BRFSS) OCRV
  1. aThe residency of the individual at the county- and census tract-level (i.e., which county and census tract the individual lives in), which are the linkage variables used to connect the individuals with contextual-level risk factors
  2. bSocial Vulnerability Index (SVI) refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, such as when facing disasters or disease outbreaks
  3. cThe percentage of all families whose income in the past 12 months is below the poverty level
  4. dThe rurality status for each census tract is based on the RUCA code
  5. eThe average number of days a county’s adult respondents report that their mental/physical health was not good during past 30 days
  6. fThe ratio of the population to total primary care physicians