Table 4
Presentation of independent variables, city of Toronto census tracts, 2006

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Presentation of independent variables, city of Toronto census tracts, 2006
  Type Minimum Maximum Average Standard deviation Transformation
Socio-economic characteristics  
Access to socio-economic resources Factor score -2.38 2.66 0.00 1.00 None
Economic vulnerability Factor score -2.61 4.13 0.00 1.00 None
Ethno-cultural characteristics  
Recent immigrants Percent 1.00 59.00 16.00 11.00 Square root
Ethno-cultural diversity Entropy index 0.02 208.88 1.05 9.23 Logarithm
Demographic characteristics  
Children Percent 3.00 32.00 16.00 5.00 None
Elderly people Percent 3.00 47.00 14.00 5.00 Logarithm
Young men Percent 0.00 15.00 6.00 2.00 Logarithm
Urban characteristics  
Centrality Factor score -2.80 3.05 0.00 1.00 None
Urbanization Factor score -2.27 2.23 0.00 1.00 None
Major repairs Percent 0.00 52.00 8.00 4.00 Square root
Subway or train station Dichotomous 0.00 1.00 0.29 0.46 None
Economic activity  
Commercial activity Number 0 10,192 466 1,035 Logarithm
Manufacturing jobs Number 0 16,455 385 1,213 Logarithm
Office jobs Number 0 95,144 982 4,626 Logarithm
Bars Number 0 615 7 30 Logarithm
Note(s):
Based on 524 census tracts.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, 2006 Census.