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Table 2 Results for the multiple regression models explaining respectively for “COPD hospitalization” rates and “overall hospitalization” rates

From: Gaining a better understanding of respiratory health inequalities among cities: An ecological case study on elderly males in the larger French cities

Explained variable Explanatory variables Coefficient Significance level
COPD hospitalization rates for men aged between 71 and 75, calculated as proportion of male population in same age group Intercept 11 0.24
Unemployment rates for 15–64 age group (Regional scale) 171 0.002
Gini coefficient (Intra-urban scale): individuals with bachelor degree and two years of college university study as proportion of overall population 54 0.023
Coefficient of variation (Intra-urban scale) of individuals with no diploma −35 0.0006
Daily temperature maximum in January (Urban unit scale) −0,93 0.037
  % of explained variance (R 2 ) 53% 0.0001
Explained variable Explanatory variables Coefficient Significance level
Overall hospitalization rates for men aged between 71 and 75, calculated as proportion of male population in same age group Intercept 1002 0.0001
Gini coefficient (Intra-urban scale): individuals with bachelor degree and two years of college university study as proportion of overall population 911 0.04
Coefficient of variation (census tracts scale) of non-taxable households −866 0.001
  % of explained variance (R 2 ) 27% 0.002