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Table 1 Correlation matrix of underlying data from CalEnviroScreen 3.0. Data were transformed and analyzed using pairwise Pearson’s correlation coefficients (r). Sample size ranged from 7694 to 8035 census tracts. Boldface indicates |r| ≥ 0.3

From: A multivariate analysis of CalEnviroScreen: comparing environmental and socioeconomic stressors versus chronic disease

  Ozone PM2.5 Diesel PM Traffic density Drinking water Pesticide use Toxic release Cleanup Sites Groundwater threats Hazardous waste sites Water body impairments Solid waste sites Education Linguistic isolation Poverty Unemployment Housing burden Asthma Low birth rate
PM2.5 0.41                   
Diesel PM −0.16 0.41                  
Traffic density −0.09 0.23 0.56                 
Drinking water 0.56 0.35 −0.10 −0.02                
Pesticide use 0.08 −0.05 −0.30 −0.30 0.21               
Toxic release 0.06 0.56 0.54 0.43 0.09 −0.24              
Cleanup sites −0.12 0.10 0.20 0.14 −0.01 −0.01 0.13             
Groundwater threats −0.33 −0.05 0.10 0.10 −0.12 0.08 0.00 0.44            
Hazardous waste sites −0.13 0.09 0.28 0.23 −0.03 −0.02 0.20 0.49 0.39           
Water body impairments −0.30 −0.23 −0.09 −0.03 −0.17 0.14 −0.13 0.12 0.22 0.13          
Solid waste sites 0.03 −0.02 −0.17 −0.04 0.13 0.18 −0.02 0.33 0.29 0.31 0.17         
Education 0.06 −0.10 −0.18 −0.08 0.06 0.09 −0.12 −0.08 −0.03 −0.13 −0.12 0.19        
Linguistic isolation −0.02 0.30 0.43 0.28 0.10 −0.07 0.31 0.22 0.13 0.18 −0.09 0.06 0.70       
Poverty 0.23 0.22 0.16 0.05 0.18 0.04 0.04 0.19 0.13 0.12 −0.11 0.17 0.82 0.58      
Unemployment 0.30 0.16 0.00 −0.05 0.19 0.04 −0.01 0.05 0.02 0.02 −0.08 0.10 0.51 0.24 0.60     
Housing burden 0.04 0.15 0.29 0.26 0.06 −0.16 0.17 0.15 0.10 0.14 −0.08 0.08 0.57 0.50 0.72 0.40    
Asthma 0.08 0.12 0.20 0.00 −0.04 −0.01 0.05 0.13 0.11 0.10 −0.05 0.08 0.51 0.25 0.53 0.45 0.50   
Low birth weight 0.10 0.18 0.19 0.11 0.06 −0.09 0.14 0.08 0.00 0.09 −0.09 0.03 0.33 0.25 0.32 0.27 0.72 0.28  
Cardiovascular disease 0.39 0.16 0.02 −0.08 0.18 0.08 0.03 0.03 −0.05 0.01 −0.14 0.08 0.46 0.17 0.43 0.44 0.21 0.71 0.24