Research Highlights

All of Us is shaping how we understand health and disease. Research Highlights showcase the recent research powered by All of Us data and tools. 

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Steps to Better Health With All of Us

A new study using All of Us participant Fitbit and electronic health record data finds that taking at least 8,200 daily steps is linked with lower rates of certain health conditions—including depression, sleep apnea, acid reflux, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

Study links birthplace and cancer risk among Hispanic All of Us participants. Illustration of a globe showing the Western Hemisphere with location pins in both North and South America.

Study Links Birthplace and Cancer Risk Among Hispanic All of Us Participants

Scientists used All of Us data to study cancer risk in participants who self-report as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish. Liver cancer rates were twice as high in Hispanic participants born outside of the United States, showing that place of birth is an important consideration for understanding cancer risk.

A diagram comparing the existing and new sepsis readmission models. The existing model includes demographics and data on previous medical issues. The new model includes patient records and All of Us survey answers covering transportation, health insurance, housing, employment, education, and income, the impact of which is informed patient care. Logo of the All of Us Research Program.

All of Us Data Helps Better Predict Hospital Readmission for Patients With Sepsis

Researchers used All of Us data on social determinants of health to better predict which patients might return to the hospital after having sepsis (a serious infection). The factors that increased patients’ risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge included: delays in getting medical care, stable housing and employment, education level, and certain patient demographics (such as gender and race).