Table 2.

Ability of neighbourhood characteristics to predict perceptions of (i) median age at death (MAD), (ii) morbidity rate, (iii) personal safety and (iv) adult sex ratio (ASR) in general linear models controlling for sex, age, age-squared, education and household income. β, standardized regression coefficient. B (s.e. B), regression coefficient (standard error). n, number of cases in each model after omitting respondents who did not answer all the relevant questions.

(i) median age at death (n = 132)(ii) morbidity rate (n = 133)
βB (s.e. B)p-valueβB (s.e. B)p-value
neighbourhood MAD (i)0.190.07 (0.03)0.04*
morbidity rate (ii)0.290.26 (0.09)0.004**
sex0.010.02 (0.19)0.930.020.06 (0.23)0.84
age−0.13−0.01 (0.03)0.791.010.10 (0.05)0.04*
age-squared0.320.00 (0.00)0.51−0.98−0.00 (0.00)0.05*
education post-160.030.07 (0.22)0.760.060.21 (0.35)0.55
income group 20.260.60 (0.22)0.007**0.080.28 (0.35)0.42
income group 30.300.74 (0.27)0.007**0.060.21 (0.42)0.61
(iii) personal safety (n = 135)(iv) adult sex ratio (n = 134)
βB (s.e. B)p-valueβB (s.e. B)p-value
neighbourhood crime (iii)−0.01−0.00 (0.00)0.92
ASR (iv)−0.03−0.19 (0.65)0.77
sex−0.10−0.20 (0.18)0.26−0.27−0.51 (0.16)0.002**
age−0.05−0.00 (0.03)0.930.410.02 (0.03)0.39
age-squared0.170.00 (0.00)0.74−0.56−0.00 (0.00)0.25
education post-160.210.42 (0.20)0.04*−0.11−0.21 (0.18)0.24
income group 20.030.06 (0.21)0.780.170.33 (0.19)0.09
income group 30.020.05 (0.25)0.840.270.57 (0.23)0.01*
  • *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01.