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Table 1 Comparison of geostatistical findings highlighting locations with high and low reported HCV infections, Massachusetts, 2002–2013

From: Identifying and characterizing hepatitis C virus hotspots in Massachusetts: a spatial epidemiological approach

Location Kernel density analysis Getis-Ord GI* hotspot test (count) Getis-Ord GI* hotspot test (rate) Poisson space-time cluster test
Greater Boston area Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot Statistically significant hot spot Statistically significant hot spot
South shore of Massachusetts Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot Statistically significant hot spot Statistically significant hot spot
Springfield Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot Statistically significant hot spot No significant cluster
Worcester Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot No significant cluster No significant cluster
Pittsfield Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot No significant cluster No significant cluster
Cape Cod Higher caseload per square mile Statistically significant hot spot No significant cluster No significant cluster
North shore of Massachusetts Higher caseload per square mile No significant cluster No significant cluster No significant cluster
Merrimack Valley Higher caseload per square mile No significant cluster No significant cluster No significant cluster
Metro West No discernable difference from state average Statistically significant cold spot Statistically significant cold spot Statistically significant cold spot