Table 2. Outputs of logistic regression analyses for Guatemala and Mexico showing the influence of the spatially independent variables used to explain deforestation rates.

Country Variable Coefficient Coefficient SE Wald χ² p     
Guatemala Distance to settlements −0.632 0.0829 58.094 < 0.0001
Buffer zone 5.247 1.0116 26.900 < 0.0001
Seasonal wetlands −1.514 0.3010 25.286 < 0.0001
Inhabited multiple-use zone 4.754 1.0174 21.833 < 0.0001
Inhabited protected area 4.586 1.0094 20.644 < 0.0001
Recently inhabited forestry concessions 4.036 1.0405 15.048 < 0.0001
Distance from roads −0.144 0.0411 12.354 < 0.0001
Distance to deforested areas −0.085 0.0252 11.519 0.001
Soil depth 0.392 0.1377 8.081 0.004
Humid topographic index 1.401 0.5192 7.287 0.007
Constant −1.676 1.5581 1.157 0.282
Mexico Distance to deforested areas −1.401 0.045 971.695 < 0.0001
Tropical semideciduous forest 0.838 0.198 17.875 < 0.0001
Protected area status 0.130 0.116 1.259 0.262
Tropical forest in wetlands −0.148 0.395 0.140 0.708
Ejido status −0.011 0.124 0.008 0.929
Constant 7.418 0.337 483.987 < 0.0001