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Table 4 Description of neighbourhood characteristics of five contextual profiles

From: Developing a data-driven spatial approach to assessment of neighbourhood influences on the spatial distribution of myocardial infarction

  Class A Class B Class C Class D Class E
Socio economic feature
Proportion of population covered by CAF 42.2% 44.7% 50.24% 51.40% 62.16%
Proportion of population covered by RMI 1.9% 1.5% 5.19% 4.64% 10.88%
Population density 71.13 180.24 556.10 706.04 470.48
Proportion of precarious jobs 8.62% 9.33% 13.32% 14.46% 16.58%
Proportion of stable jobs 76% 75% 68% 65% 59%
Unemployment rate 5.95% 6.61% 10.04% 11% 19.83%
Proportion of blue-collar workers 18.77% 18% 17% 16% 32%
Proportion of high school graduates 10.38% 10% 6.68% 9.70% 5.29%
Proportion of single-parent families 8.19% 9.11% 13.01% 13.5% 19.79%
Proportion of foreigners 4.03% 4.5% 8.79% 9.45% 17.60%
Proportion of people without cars 9.02% 10.5% 23.38% 30.6% 29.04%
Proportion of people with 2 cars 43.54% 38.41% 20.69% 17.05% 17.64%
Access to resources
Availability of green space 5.48 2.06 4.75 8.89 6.91
Distance to healthcare facilities (m) −1385.55 478.25 263.71 214.88 399.00
Public transportation coverage 2.28 7.75 20.88 23.19 15.12
Distance to sports facilities (m) 996.96 522.37 353.44 339.95 349.59
Psychosocial environment
Quantity of civic associations Very low Low high Very high Medium
Local school socio-educational classification Very high High Low Medium Very low
Local retail store score Very low Low High Very high Medium
Urban fabric (housing types) Single-family homes Mixed buildings Mixed buildings Center-city homes and Mixed Multiple-dwelling unit buildings
  1. Very high: very good social support, high: good social support; low: low social support; very low: very low social support
  2. The first two axes of the MFA explained 29.14% of the variance. From the HAC analysis, 5 clusters or contextual profiles were determined from the coordinates of the cells for the first ten factorial axes of the MFA, so as to preserve all the variability of the initial information
  3. CAF fund for family allocations, RMI minimum insertion income