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Table 5 Spearman’s correlations among indices by method, census block level, 2011 (N = 1380)

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

  Housing damage Property disorder Territoriality Vacancy Public nuisances Crime Tenancy
Method 1
 Housing damage 1.00 0.72 0.55 0.47 0.59 0.42 0.55
 Property disorder   1.00 0.68 0.57 0.69 0.53 0.68
 Territoriality    1.00 0.43 0.58 0.48 0.62
 Vacancy     1.00 0.55 0.34 0.61
 Public nuisances      1.00 0.46 0.66
 Crime       1.00 0.54
 Tenancy        1.00
Method 2
 Housing damage 1.00 0.58 0.26 0.29 0.29 0.20
 Property disorder   1.00 0.28 0.35 0.42 0.32
 Territoriality    1.00 −0.03 0.05 −0.22
 Vacancy     1.00 0.27 0.31
 Public nuisances      1.00 0.55
 Crimea      
 Tenancy        1.00
Method 3
 Housing damage 1.00 0.72 0.55 0.41 0.56 0.44 0.60
 Property disorder   1.00 0.61 0.47 0.63 0.45 0.68
 Territoriality    1.00 0.20 0.43 0.35 0.49
 Vacancy     1.00 0.44 0.19 0.48
 Public nuisances      1.00 0.39 0.59
 Crime       1.00 0.40
 Tenancya        1.00
Method 4
 Housing damage 1.00 0.56 0.25 0.27 0.26 0.12
 Property disorder   1.00 0.25 0.30 0.39 0.24
 Territoriality    1.00 −0.04 0.06 −0.24
 Vacancy     1.00 0.24 0.26
 Public nuisances      1.00 0.50
 Crimea      
 Tenancy        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. N for the pairwise comparison between public nuisances and tenancy is 1336, N for other pairwise comparisons involving public nuisances is 1356, and N for other pairwise comparisons involving tenancy is 1358 due to data availability
  3. aCrime is not constructed using Methods 2 or 4 as crime is measured at the block level