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Table 2 Selected neighborhood attributes mean value at the street segment level for Baltimore, MD and Raleigh, NC

From: Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancy

Prevalence of physical incivility items among street segments in two cities
  Baltimore, MD (n = 1135) Raleigh, NC (n = 2771)
Vacant residences 31.0 4.0
Poor ground condition 9.8 0.6
Moderate/considerable litter 25.0 4.5
Graffiti 39.0 1.4
Poor commercial building condition 11.0 1.8
Vacant commercial buildings 9.0 4.5
Poor condition of public spaces 33.0 1.8
Prevalence of territoriality items among street segments in two cities
  Baltimore, MD (n = 1135) Raleigh, NC (n = 2771)
Crime watch/security/no trespassing signs visible 73.7 65.6
Resident's reactions to raters 61.0 28.2
One third or more of homes with borders/hedges 41.0 58.5
One third or more of homes with security bars 25.2 Not present
One third or more of homes with decorations 61.0 67.6
Sign visible denoting neighborhood name 2.5 13.2
Prevalence of play or social space items among street segments in two cities
  Baltimore, MD (n = 1135) Raleigh, NC (n = 2771)
Presence of people Not published 28.6
Children visibly playing 14.3 6.7
One third or more homes with yards 76.6 78.6
One third or more homes with porches Not published 45.9
Nonresident visitors Not published 18.0
Presence of parks Not published 5.4
Parks in good condition 1.8 4.9
Street not a busy thoroughfare 70.8 77.7
Presence of sidewalks Not published 44.4