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Table 3 Spearman’s correlations between alternatively-constructed measures of each index, census block level, 2011 (N = 1380)

From: Implications of construction method and spatial scale on measures of the built environment

  (1) (2) (3) (4)
Housing damage
 Method 1 (1) 1.00 0.93 0.92 0.91
 Method 2 (2)   1.00 0.97 0.98
 Method 3 (3)    1.00 0.96
 Method 4 (4)     1.00
Property disorder
 Method 1 1.00 0.80 0.79 0.77
 Method 2   1.00 0.88 0.94
 Method 3    1.00 0.85
 Method 4     1.00
Territoriality
 Method 1 1.00 0.66 0.61 0.60
 Method 2   1.00 0.73 0.90
 Method 3    1.00 0.69
 Method 4     1.00
Vacancy
 Method 1 1.00 0.91 0.89 0.91
 Method 2   1.00 0.94 0.96
 Method 3    1.00 0.92
 Method 4     1.00
Public nuisancesa
 Method 1 1.00 0.54 0.80 0.56
 Method 2   1.00 0.71 0.94
 Method 3    1.00 0.67
 Method 4     1.00
Crimeb
 Method 1 1.00 0.78
 Method 3    1.00
Tenancyc
 Method 1 1.00 0.25 0.46 0.26
 Method 2   1.00 0.46 0.94
 Method 3    1.00 0.36
 Method 4     1.00
  1. Method 1 is a simple count, Method 2 is an average count per parcel, Method 3 is an average count per unit area, and Method 4 is proportion of area with a variable present
  2. aN for public nuisances is 1356 due to data availability
  3. bCrime is not constructed using Methods 2 or 4 as crime is measured at the block level
  4. cN for tenancy is 1358 due to data availability