Personal Database - further integrate with public data?

hi! I’m starting a pretty big project here(I think I’m going to call it, “I am My Own Advocate” :slight_smile: but I really don’t want to re-invent the wheel. So here are my goals: record and import personal data (customized) to see the big picture of myself in a database for multi-variable analysis. Next I would like to integrate my data with public data. And i want to SHARE what i find!!! Short version: I need an example!! template!! something other than straight up programming this myself.

  1. What options are there for a customized database? I’m not using electronic tracking devices other than a CPAP, everything else is lab tests, and other data (quantified, or by using some kind of standard), I am attempting to gather health data based on records on myself for multi-variable analysis. The only thing I’ve been able to come up with is to compile a database myself, or try using something pre-coded for mass data analysis, such as NHANES…

  2. I would like something that can eventually be integrated with a mass data analysis tool such as NHANES, to compare where I’m at, incorporating public data for comparison. Can I compile NHANES (or other options??) and start with my data only?? Later integrate public data?

  3. Are there any other ideas on how to go about this??? i know it sounds obsessive, but I am treated by several different medical specialist, and they all seem to contradict each other, and over the past 15 years I just keep adding additional diagnoses, and becoming increasingly dysfunctional. I still value my doctors opinions, but I need to see the whole picture. Its pretty clear to me that the body cannot be treated as multiple closed systems.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated!!!

Note: OpenHumans is great! But they are in the beginning stages and there isn’t much guidance yet.
I also like chartmyself… but i need something more manipulable, i.e. data import etc.

If you need something more flexible, have a look at Zenobase. For doing anything more sophisticated like multivariate analysis etc, I pull the data into R, and for complicated visualizations, Tableau.

Wow! Short yet comprehensive response. I should take notes… :grin:

Thank you for your advice, I will check these out tonight. I was so overwhelmed at the prospect of all this so I really appreciate your suggestions!


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