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Table 2 Univariate associations of high risk stroke mortality clusters with neighborhood socioeconomic and demographic factors

From: Neighborhood disparities in stroke and myocardial infarction mortality: a GIS and spatial scan statistics approach

Neighborhood level socioeconomic and demographic variables Significance value
  Stroke cluster MI cluster
Geography (rural, suburban, urban) 0.10§ 0.02§
Proportion of black population 0.02§ 0.58§
Proportion population age ≥ 65 years 0.02§ 0.19§
Proportion of single parent families 0.04§ 0.08§
Proportion of owner occupied housing units 0.08§ 0.02§
Median household income ($) 0.15§ 0.03§
Proportion of population with < high school education 0.18§ 0.00§
Proportion of married persons 0.20§ 0.36
Average family size 0.34 0.27
Proportion of population living below poverty 0.41 0.00§
Median housing value (S) 0.41 0.00§
Gender 0.60§ 0.04§
Proportion of population employed 0.67 0.00§
  1. § Variables assessed in subsequent multivariable logistic regression model.