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Table 10 Overall and RUCC-stratified loadings for select variables in the built environment domain

From: Construction of an environmental quality index for public health research

Constructs indented Metropolitan - urbanized Non-metro urbanized Less-urbanized Thinly populated Overall
  (RUCC1 = 1089) (RUCC2 = 323) (RUCC 3 = 1059) (RUCC4 = 670) (n = 3141)
Built environment domain      
  Roads      
Highway proportion 0.1249 −0.0209 0.1275 −0.0106 0.1320
Primary streets proportion 0.0857 −0.0744 −0.1143 −0.1103 0.0578
  Highway/road safety      
Log traffic fatalities −0.1507 −0.1938 0.0097 0.0272 0.0018
  Public transit behavior      
Proportion using public transport 0.2794 0.0635 −0.0212 0.074 0.2058
  Business environment      
Log vice-related environment 0.2547 0.2157 0.321 0.3536 0.2687
Log entertainment environment 0.3470 0.4422 0.3822 0.3721 0.3585
Log education environment 0.2405 0.2355 0.2866 0.3713 0.3242
Log negative food environment 0.2147 0.2372 0.2536 0.2514 0.2162
Log positive food environment 0.3666 0.4004 0.4241 0.3127 0.2995
Log health care environment 0.4245 0.4497 0.4653 0.4055 0.4241
Log recreation environment 0.2120 0.3901 0.3309 0.3434 0.2888
Log transportation environment 0.2998 0.1979 0.1985 0.2752 0.3207
Log civic environment 0.2865 0.2114 0.1692 0.2209 0.2912
  Subsidized housing environment      
Log total subsidized units −0.2448 0.0518 0.1440 0.2024 0.2566
  1. Complete list of variable loadings is available in Additional file 3.