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Table 4 Association between habitat characteristics and anopheline larval density, south-central Ethiopia, July 2008 to June 2010

From: Abundance and dynamics of anopheline larvae in a highland malarious area of south-central Ethiopia

  Species
Habitat characteristics An. arabiensis An. chrysti An. cinereus An. demeilloni
Correlation     
  pH −0.2 0.0 0.1 −0.2
  Temperature (0 C) 0.3* −0.1 0.2 −0.3*
  Depth (cm) −0.6** 0.2 0.0 0.2
Differences of means (medians)     
  Substrate     
    Muddy 1.9 (0.0)** 52.5(25.8)* 19.2 (2.3) 15.8 (14.3)
    Sandy 61.5 (23.3) 17.7 (4.1) 54.1 (12.5) 16.7 (4.2)
  Turbidity     
    Low 39.5 (2.5) 31.1 (7.7) 42.2 (7.5) 15.9 (5.0)
    Medium 1.1(1.1) 40.9(40.9) 0.0 23.9 (24.0)
  Surface debris     
    Present 38.0 (2.2) 32.4 (8.7) 42.2 (7.5) 15.0 (5.1)
    Absent 30.3 (30.3) 17.7 (17.7) 0.0 42.1 (42.1)
  Surface Algae     
    Present 38.6 (2.2) 32.2 (8.9) 41.1 (7.4) 16.7 (7.6)
    Absent 0.0 8.6 (8.6) 2.9 (2.9) 0.0
  1. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01.