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Table 3 Multiple linear regression results. Negative coefficients are interpreted as relatively shorter distances to a service correlating with higher density populations

From: Networks of need: a geospatial analysis of secondary cities

CityExplanatory variableCoefficientStandard deviation from the meanProbability
DoualaIntercept72.400.4828< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Social Service (m)−4.725 × 10− 35.967 × 10− 5< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Health Service (m)1.436 × 10− 31.256 × 10− 4< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Education Service (m)7.829 × 10− 31.173 × 10− 4< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Food Service (m)−5.829 × 10− 37.574 × 10− 5< 2 × 10− 16
PokharaIntercept9.9745.405 × 10− 2< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Social Service (m)7.348 × 10− 52.199 × 10− 58.34 × 10− 4
Distance to Health Service (m)− 4.663 × 10− 42.236 × 10− 5< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Education Service (m)−1.195 × 10− 31.975 × 10− 5< 2 × 10− 16
Distance to Food Service (m)−1.843 × 10− 41.917 × 10− 5< 2 × 10− 16