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Table 5 Number of geographical units at various levels of aggregation with significant disparities in breast cancer mortality for Hispanic women.

From: Identification of racial disparities in breast cancer mortality: does scale matter?

Poverty Level   High SES (0-9.99%) Middle SES (10.00-19.99%) Low SES (≥20.00%) Total
Census Tract (4388) RD1 < 0 0 0 2 2
  RD > 0 20 46 266 328
  RD2 < 1 0 0 0 0
  RR > 1 0 0 0 0
Zip Code (2884) RD < 0 0 0 0 0
  RD > 0 11 9 42 62
  RR < 1 0 0 0 0
  RR > 1 0 0 0 0
County (254) RD < 0 0 1 0 1
  RD > 0 0 0 3 3
  RR < 1 0 1 0 1
  RR > 1 0 0 0 0
  1. 1The rate difference (RD) measurement is an absolute measure of breast cancer mortality rates for Hispanic women compared to the Whites.
  2. 2The rate ratio (RR) measurement is a relative measure of breast cancer mortality rates for Hispanic women compared to the Whites.
  3. Units are classified according to their socioeconomic status (SES) as measured by the percentage of the population below the poverty threshold.