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Table 7 Comparison of models by MSE over all living quality ratings

From: A machine learning approach to small area estimation: predicting the health, housing and well-being of the population of Netherlands

Indicator Nullmodel XGB_xy XGB_ogc STAR Corr Pred Time
Afraid_ngbh 0.7266 0.6667 0.6655 0.6676 0.88 0.31 99.1
Social_cohesion 2.8648 2.5505 2.5474 2.5615 0.91 0.55 99.03
Satisfied_region 0.4222 0.4018 0.4001 0.3995 0.83 − 0.15 99.11
Annoyed_w_ngbh 0.5648 0.5180 0.5182 0.5203 0.88 0.4 99.24
Attached_to_ngbh 1.1237 1.0079 1.0082 1.0173 0.88 0.89 98.97
Satisfied_house 0.6503 0.5386 0.5389 0.5458 0.91 1.26 99.2
Satisfied_surroundings 0.6608 0.6056 0.6046 0.6054 0.89 0.13 99.01
At_home_in_ngbh 0.6382 0.6011 0.6009 0.6047 0.85 0.63 99.09