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Table 4 Optimal MCRS identified by the Gini coefficient in the Northeastern USA benchmark data

From: Using Gini coefficient to determining optimal cluster reporting sizes for spatial scan statistics

# counties % pop in cluster Optimal MRCS (%)
600 cases 6000 cases
Rural    
 1 0.01 1 1
 4 0.5 1 1
 8 0.7 1 2
 16 1.2 1 2
Urban    
 1 2.7 3 3
 4 3.6 10 10
 8 10.0 20 25
 16 25.8 40 30
Mixed    
 1 2.4 6 3
 4 2.8 5 5
 8 3.8 6 6
 16 5.7 6 6