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Table 4 Correlation of socio-demographic and geographic variables and LULCC at the level of pagasti and rajoni; (*) significant correlation (p < 0.05), (**) significant correlation (p < 0.01)

From: Using satellite data to monitor land-use land-cover change in North-eastern Latvia

  Socio demographic/ geographic factors % Change to agriculture % Change to forest % Change to urban/suburban
  % Pagasti area within 10 km of urban centers -0.029 -0.082 .175*
P-values 0.72 0.302 0.027
% Pagasti area within 1 km from roads .213** .162* .209**
P-values 0.007 0.041 0.008
Population density 2008 -.160* -.236** -0.068
P-values 0.043 0.003 0.394
% Population growth 1993-2008 0.054 -0.076 .215**
Pagasti P-values 0.5 0.338 0.007
% Protected area within pagasti 0.144 0.096 .180*
P-values 0.07 0.228 0.023
Proximity to Riga in Km -.286** -0.086 -.550**
P-values 0 0.28 0
Range in elevation .360** .280** .304**
P-values 0 0 0
Rajoni % Rajoni area within 10 km of urban centers -0.289 -.533* -0.078
P-values 0.316 0.05 0.791
% Rajoni area within 1 km from roads -0.297 -0.34 -0.138
P-values 0.303 0.234 0.639
% Population growth 1993-2008 0.318 0.472 0.503
P-values 0.268 0.088 0.066
Population density 2008 -0.032 .645* 0.526
P-values 0.913 0.013 0.053
% Protected areas within rajoni 0.002 -0.275 0.247
P-values 0.994 0.341 0.395
Proximity to Riga -0.523 -0.452 -.727**
P-values 0.055 0.104 0.003
Range in elevation -0.181 0.043 0.231
P-values 0.535 0.883 0.427