I have a data set with many records and many fields (the records are rows of the spreadsheet and fields are columns). Each field has a name, for example income or town or home neighborhood. I am trying to refer to unusual values in the column called home neighborhood and the sentence I currently have is:
There are problems within the “home neighborhood” field.
but that makes it seem as though it's a sports field or something. So my question: what word can I use other than field? Please note I cannot accept column or variable. Of course I tried the thesausurus- no luck. Please provide recommendations as you see fit.
field: noun 10 a particular area (as of a record in a database) in which the same type of information is regularly recorded