TABLE 5.

Variables With Statistical Associations Revealed Through Independent Bivariate Analysis

VariablesRAdjusted R2Significance
Living in the South0.69140.478.0001
Percent of population who are black0.68700.461.0001
Percent of teens not attending school and not working0.57710.333.0001
Percent of children living with parents who do not have full-time, year-round employment0.14140.020.164
Living in the New Midwest0.0316−.020.828
  • Sources of data: Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2002 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation; 2002; and US Census Data, 2000.