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Table 8 Overall and RUCC-stratified loadings for select variables in the land 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)
Land Domain      
  Agriculture      
Harvested acreage 0.1572 0.1395 0.1398 0.1373 0.1400
Animal units −0.0358 −0.0133 0.0019 0.0202 −0.0034
  Pesticides      
Herbicides 0.1701 0.1393 0.1350 0.1762 0.1524
Insecticides 0.1407 0.1049 0.0874 0.1047 0.1072
  Contaminants      
Arsenic 0.2617 0.2774 0.2722 0.2626 0.2685
Lead 0.1731 0.2300 0.2395 0.2386 0.2228
Titanium 0.1012 0.1965 0.1701 0.2020 0.1682
Iron 0.3099 0.3218 0.3139 0.2948 0.3144
Phosphorus 0.1011 0.0858 0.1428 0.1775 0.1053
  Facilities      
Facilities 0.1169 0.1164 0.0604 0.0732 0.0779
  Radon      
Radon zone −0.1703 −0.1877 −0.1909 −0.1606 −0.1753
  1. Complete list of variable loadings is available in Additional file 3.