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Table 9 Overall and RUCC-stratified loadings for select variables in the sociodemographic 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)
Sociodemographic domain      
  Socioeconomic      
% renter occupied 0.2344 −0.1665 −0.0246 −0.1235 −0.0374
% vacant units 0.1757 −0.0586 −0.0209 0.0142 −0.1968
Median hh value −0.1762 0.2484 0.2604 0.2160 0.2907
Median hh income −0.4096 0.4190 0.4399 0.4545 0.4490
% persons < poverty 0.4535 −0.4568 −0.4728 −0.5169 −0.4557
% no English 0.1562 −0.2656 −0.1923 −0.1847 −0.1252
% earning > high school −0.3328 0.3673 0.4345 0.4559 0.3925
% unemployed 0.3718 −0.4053 −0.3429 −0.3322 −0.3250
% work outside county −0.1967 0.1228 −0.0892 −0.0663 0.0996
Median number rooms −0.4091 0.3314 0.3077 0.2878 0.3501
% > housing 10 units 0.0205 0.1325 0.2289 0.0733 0.2017
  Crime      
Log violent crime 0.1728 −0.1039 −0.1251 −0.1385 −0.1325
  1. Complete list of variable loadings is available in Additional file 3.