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Table 4 Descriptive statistics of the variables used in the multivariate regressions

From: Spatial identification of potential health hazards: a systematic areal search approach

Variables Minimum Maximum Mean SD
DKD of NHL cancer cases (per 100,000) 0.00 18.54 6.78 2.49
DKD of Lung cancer cases (per 100,000) 0.00 27.22 10.08 4.04
Average distance to main industrial facilities (m) 755.57 9996.96 5402.55 2095.05
Distance to the nearest main road (m) 0.54 1217.84 163.71 182.13
Distance to the seashore (m) 2.38 14,302.92 4397.48 3872.51
Manufacturing employment (% of total population of the SCA) 0.00 29.30 14.68 6.20
Percent of Jewish population in the SCA 0.00 100.00 91.05 20.54
SCA socio-economic status (Index) −1.62 2.88 0.44 1.08
NOx in 2003 (IDW interpolation, ppb) 7.68 133.12 27.97 15.00
PM2.5 in 2003 (IDW interpolation, ppb) 17.20 27.80 20.11 1.25
Total population over 65 (%) 0.00 0.39 0.17 0.06
Smoking rate in the SCA in 2003 (%) 15.07 41.78 18.87 3.49
Elevation above the sea level (m) 0.00 440.00 110.49 124.83