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Table 1 Descriptive information on study variables and correlations between each and the adjusted injury rate within a census division

From: An ecological study of regional variation in work injuries among young workers

Variable Mean Range Correlation with Adjusted* claim rate
Population density (log) 3.45 -1.6 – 8.3 0.31†
15 – 24 yr olds with only high school education 0.44 0.32 – 0.64 -0.34†
Households spending 30%+ on expenses 0.15 0.10 – 0.22 0.20
Dwelling ownership 0.74 0.51 – 0.86 -0.02
Same address – 5 yrs 0.61 0.52 – 0.70 -0.49†
Same address – 1 yr 0.87 0.83 – 0.90 -0.28‡
Outside Canada – 5 yrs 0.02 0.00 – 0.11 0.19
Percent union 0.27 0.08 – 0.45 -0.10
Unemployment 15 – 24 yrs 0.14 0.09 – 0.25 -0.22
Percent completing literacy test 0.59 0.43 – 0.70 0.15
Single mother families 0.06 0.04 – 0.08 0.10
Percent aboriginal (log) -3.94 -5.65 – -1.05 -0.24
Average earnings 31,067 23,934 – 45,835 0.28‡
25+ years with only high school education 0.32 0.18 – 0.41 -0.33†
Value of dwellings 154,576 87,314 – 298,018 0.18
Ratio of pop 65+ to pop 25 – 64 years 0.22 0.11 – 0.32 -0.47†
Population growth 96 – 01 0.03 -0.09 – 0.23 0.35†
Percent of labour force in small workplaces 0.48 0.36 – 0.65 -0.50†
Percent of youth in small workplaces 0.52 0.32 – 0.88 -0.31†
  1. * Adjusted for gender and occupation
  2. †p <0.05 ‡
  3. p < 0.10