Date: September 8 2022
Summary: An overview of the metric, Social Vulnerability Index, created by the Centers for Disease Control
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B. E. Flanagan, E. W. Gregory, E. J. Hallisey, J. L. Heitgerd, and B. Lewis, "A social vulnerability index for disaster management," Journal of homeland security and emergency management, vol. 8, no. 1, 2011.
SVI data can be retrieved from: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html
For at least the 2000 version of SVI, the metric is derived from summed percentile rankings at census tract level of fifteen U.S. Census variables shown in the following table:
|SVI Theme||Variables Included|
|1. Socioeconomic Status||% Below Poverty Level|
|Per Capita Income|
|% Age 25 or Older with No High School|
|2. Household Composition &||Diploma|
|Disability||% Age 65 or Older|
|% Age 17 or Younger|
|3. Minority Status & Language||% Single Parent Household|
|% Age 5 or Older Speak English "Less than|
|4. Housing & Transportation||Well"|
|% Multi-Unit Structures|
|% Mobile Homes|
|% Crowding (More people than rooms)|
|% Households without a Vehicle|
|% In Institutionalized Group Quarters|
These variables were determined from an extensive literature review [19,20,23,29, 30]. <!–TODO: Get references from this file–> The SVI is normalized between 0 and 1 with 0 representing low social vulnerability and 1 representing high social vulnerability.
Zelko, Jacob. Social Vulnerability Index. https://jacobzelko.com/09082022144933-social-vulnerability-index. September 8 2022.