Table 1. Pearson correlations and bivariate and univariate global Moran’s I calculations for poverty rate and forest cover data from seven case study countries.

Country No. districts Mean district area (km²) SD of district area (km²) Pearson correlation coefficient Bivariate global Moran’s I Poverty rate global Moran’s I Forest cover global Moran’s I
Brazil 5507 1553.34 5746.82 −0.1139** −0.0983** 0.4842** 0.8554**
Honduras 292 383.94 914.27 0.1250* 0.0588 0.4586** 0.3902**
Indonesia 351 5424.34 10652.99 0.2780** 0.1268** 0.5015** 0.6609**
Malawi 368 260.22 360.68 0.2142** 0.0895** 0.3658** 0.3928**
Mozambique 146 5359.85 4078.16 0.0428 0.0664 0.3510** 0.4809**
Uganda 34 1409.10 1013.26 −0.3641   −0.2236* 0.4415** 0.3093*
Vietnam 601 554.51 559.34 0.5710** 0.4365** 0.6843** 0.7538**

*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01.