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Table 2 8-year AMI and BKC rates per 1,000 person-year and socio-economic characteristics. Pearson correlation coefficients and descriptive statistics for 1,155 Canadian forward sortation areas

From: The intersection of health and wealth: association between personal bankruptcy and myocardial infarction rates in Canada

Variables/Controlling factors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. AMI rate 1          
2. BKC rate .47** 1         
3. Median household income −.52** −.51** 1        
4. Employment ratea −.63** −.34** .63** 1       
5. Unemployment rateb .39** .32** −.47** −.77** 1      
6. 65 years and overc .67** .15** −.48** −.64** .17** 1     
7. Universityd −.56** −.40** .38** .31** −.30** −.20** 1    
8. No high schoole .52** .32** −.53** −.54** .58** .22** −.79** 1   
9. Home ownershipf .04 −.31** .52** .15** −.08* −.08* −.26** .03 1  
10. Single parentg .29** .54** −.70** −.42** .32** .27** −.14** .26** −.70** 1
Mean 2.27 3.23 $59,591 62.4 % 7.1 % 18.0 % 22.1 % 24.0 % 74.0 % 25.6 %
STD .94 1.55 $18,945 8.7 % 4.6 % 5.9 % 12.7 % 9.3 % 17.0 % 8.8 %
  1. *P < .01, **P < .001
  2. aRatio of individuals 15 years and older who are employed to the population 15 years and older
  3. bRatio of individuals 15 years and older who are unemployed to the population 15 years and older
  4. cRatio of individuals 65 years and older to the population 20 years and older
  5. dRatio of individuals 15 years and older with university certificate, diploma or degree to the population 15 years and older
  6. eRatio of individuals 15 years and older with no high school diploma to the population 15 years and older
  7. fRatio of owned dwellings to the number of occupied private dwellings
  8. gRatio of single-parent families to the total number of families with children