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Table 4 Correlations Between Selected Demographic Characteristics and Dog Bite Injury Rate in New York State Counties and in New York City United Health Fund Districts: 2018

From: The changing epidemiology of dog bite injuries in the United States, 2005–2018

Demographic Characteristic New York State Counties Correlation Coefficient
(N = 62)
New York City United Health Fund Districts Correlation Coefficient
(N = 42)
Population density (per sq. mile) −0.35** − 0.25
Percent non-Hispanic white 0.51*** −0.26
Percent non-Hispanic black −0.50*** 0.00
Percent non-Hispanic Asian −0.46*** −0.11
Percent Hispanic −0.42** 0.42**
Median family incomea −0.47*** −0.32*
Per capita incomea −0.43** −0.34*
Percent of families below the poverty level 0.11 .48**
Percent of population 25 years of age and older who have a B.A. degree or more −0.51*** −0.41**
Percent of population with no health insurance 0.07 0.26
Percent of insured population with public health insurance 0.35** 0.33*
  1. aMedian family income and per capita income were calculated by computing the median values of these two variables for all zip codes within each UHF district
  2. Significance level: *p < .05
  3. ** p < 0.01
  4. *** p < 0.001
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