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Table 4 Results of the random forest showing the permutation variable importance measure (VIM) and ranking for aspects the attitudinal environment as predictors of performance. Data Source: Model Disability Survey, Bankim Health District, Cameroon, 2016

From: Identifying key environmental barriers experienced by persons with mild, moderate, or severe disability in Bankim Health District, Cameroon: a policy-targeted secondary analysis of data obtained with the World Bank and WHO model disability survey

  MDS-Codes Variable Total sample Moderate and severe disability No and mild disability
VIM Rank VIM Rank VIM Rank
Environmental factor: attitudinal environment I3025 Do you have problems getting involved in society because of the attitudes of people around you 3.91 1 −0.02 11 1.47 7
I3031 Do you consider yourself a burden on society 2.74 2 2.67 1 0.51 9
I3029 Do you feel that other people accept you 1.96 3 0.67 4 5.5 1
I3034 Is living with dignity a problem for you because of the attitudes and actions of others 1.8 4 0.72 3 0.37 10
I3030 Do you feel that other people respect you 1.63 5 1.49 2 2.79 2
I3028 Do you get to make the big decisions in your life 1.08 6 0.32 5 1.93 4
I3027 Do you make your own choices about your day-to-day life 0.98 7 0.21 6 1.81 6
I3033 Do people around you not expect much from you 0.97 8 0.06 10 1.83 5
I3024 Can you participate in family decisions 0.89 9 0.07 9 1.36 8
I3026 Do you feel that some people treat you unfairly 0.87 10 0.14 8 0.29 11
I3032 Do people around you tend to become impatient with you 0.8 11 0.15 7 2.6 3
Control variable   Capacity 113.73   27.26   27.76  
  Age 7.42   2.43   1.68  
  Gender 0.12   −0.02   0.2  
  Education 0.36   0.13   −1.02  
  Work 0.86   0.92   −0.21  
   RMSE 8.07 5.35 9.88