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Table 3 Chi-square assessment of sociodemographic disparities in the distribution of superfund sites (Host Versus Non-Host Tracts)

From: Spatial disparity in the distribution of superfund sites in South Carolina: an ecological study

Variable Host Non-Host Ratio of Host and Non-Host p-value
Percent (%)     
Black 30.2 28.8 1.05 <0.0001
Non-White 33.3 32.2 1.04 <0.0001
White 66.7 67.8 0.98 <0.0001
Poverty 14.8 13.4 1.10 <0.0001
Homeowners 73.1 71.4 1.02 <0.0001
< HS Education 25.7 21.4 1.20 <0.0001
Homes Built Before 1950 12.0 9.9 1.21 <0.0001
Unemployed 3.6 3.7 0.99 0.0230
Blacks in Poverty 26.9 25.5 1.06 <0.0001
Whites in Poverty 9.1 8.0 1.13 <0.0001
Blacks with < HS Education 7.7 7.5 1.03 <0.0001
Whites with < HS Education 7.7 6.3 1.23 <0.0001
Mean (SD)     
Per Capita Income 17739.5 (6500.5) 19371.7 (8157.7) 0.92 0.0012
Median HH Income 35085.1 (11403.4) 38446.5 (16526.8) 0.91 0.0005
  1. Note: The percentages were calculated with respect to the host or non-host population sizes.