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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of geographical units of parishes, municipalities, and NUTS III at mainland Portugal in 2011

From: The relevance of spatial aggregation level and of applied methods in the analysis of geographical distribution of cancer mortality in mainland Portugal (2009–2013)

  Geographical units Mean population
n Minimum (km2) Maximum (km2) Mean (km2) Standard deviation Quartile 1 (km2) Quartile 3 (km2)
Parishes 4050 0.05 435.31 22.00 35.39 5.14 23.00 2481
Municipalities 278 7.94 1720.60 320.46 283.60 134.42 399.52 36,142
NUTS III 28 814.58 8542.72 3181.75 2182.56 1563.12 4149.76 358,844