Data mining techniques for classification of childhood obesity among year 6 school children

Engku Fadzli Hasan, Syed Abdullah and Saidah, Manan and Aryati, Ahmad and Sharifah Wajihah Wafa, Syed Saadun Tarek Wafa and Mohd Razif, Shahril and Nurzaime, Zulaily and Rahman, Mohd Amin and Amran, Ahmed (2017) Data mining techniques for classification of childhood obesity among year 6 school children. In: The 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining, SCDM-2016, 18-20 August 2016, Bandung; Indonesia.

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Today, data mining is broadly applied in many fields, including healthcare and medical fields. Obesity problem among children is one of the issues commonly explored using data mining techniques. In this paper, the classification of childhood obesity among year six school children from two districts in Terengganu, Malaysia is discussed. The data were collected from two main sources; a Standard Kecergasan Fizikal Kebangsaan untuk Murid Sekolah Malaysia/National Physical Fitness Standard for Malaysian School Children (SEGAK) Assessment Program and a set of distributed questionnaire. From the collected data, 4,245 complete data sets were promptly analyzed. The data preprocessing and feature selection were implemented to the data sets. The classification techniques, namely Bayesian Network, Decision Tree, Neural Networks and Support Vector Machine (SVM) were implemented and compared on the data sets. This paper presents the evaluation of several feature selection methods based on different classifiers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Informatics & Computing
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 07:28
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 07:28

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