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Table 3 Correlations between human development index (HDI) and literacy rate by region, dialysis type and sex

From: Dialysis enrollment patterns in Guatemala: evidence of the chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes epidemic in Mesoamerica

Indicator Location HD – All (r s ) HD – Men (r s ) HD – Women (r s ) PD – All (r s ) PD – Men (r s ) PD – Women (r s )
Human Development Index All Guatemala (n = 258 municipalities in 22 departments) rs = 0.39^ rs = 0.28^ rs = 0.34^ rs = 0.47^ rs = 0.42^ rs = 0.35^
  Southwest Guatemala (n = 64 municipalities in 5 departments) rs = 0.47^ rs = 0.25* rs = 0.23* rs = 0.23* rs = 0.16 rs = 0.21*
  Other Guatemala (n = 194 municipalities in 17 departments) rs = 0.46^ rs = 0.38^ rs = 0.43^ rs = 0.61^ rs = 0.54^ rs = 0.45^
Literacy Rates All Guatemala (n = 258 municipalities in 22 departments) rs = 0.25^ rs = 0.17^ rs = 0.20^ rs = 0.35^ rs = 0.29^ rs = 0.25^
  Southwest Guatemala (n = 64 municipalities in 5 departments) rs = 0.31* rs = 0.11 rs = 0.14 rs = −0.03 rs = −0.05 rs = 0.04
  Other Guatemala (n = 194 municipalities in 17 departments) rs = 0.26^ rs = 0.21^ rs = 0.22^ rs = 0.45^ rs = 0.39^ rs = 0.31^
  1. *p = 0.01-0.05.
  2. ^ p < 0.01.