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Table 1 Physical neighbourhood characteristics

From: Mental health in the slums of Dhaka - a geoepidemiological study

Characteristic Mean SD Min Max SE N
Distance to nearest river (in metre) 627.6 659.4 4.6 2448.3 15.1 1905
Distance to nearest street (in metre) 365.1 324.4 0.2 1225 7.4 1905
Distance to nearest park (in metre) 2477.2 2398.4 561.3 7910.2 54.95 1905
Vegetation ratio 5247.9 4374.7 118.1 22669.2 100.23 1905
Surface water ratio 807.54 1892.64 0 11750.9 43.4 1905
     Category % N
Is your area flood affected     Yes 69.2 1296
     No 30.8 576
Does your area have a proper drainage system     Yes 18.6 354
     No 81.4 1546
  1. Descriptive statistics for variables used in the study. The metrical variables were gained through geoprocessing in GIS (geo-epidemiological variables), the categorical variables were gained through a cohort study in 2009 (baseline data).