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Table 3 Variables selected by the geostatistical variable selection approach

From: Modelling the geographical distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Bolivia

  A. lumbricoides infection T. trichiura infection Hookworm infection
Group 1          
Home with indoor plumbing1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
People with drinking water at home1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pipe network 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with high quality of life 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with UBN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with sanitation at home 0 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 0
Group 2          
Population with material UBN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with low quality of life 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group 3          
Minimum temperature coldest month1,2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 X
Altitude 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 0 0
Annual temperature 0 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 0
Maximum temperature warmest month 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature wettest quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0
Temperature driest quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature warmest quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature coldest quarter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group 4          
Temperature annual range3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature diurnal range 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0 0
Group 5          
Annual precipitation1,2,3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation wettest month1,2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation wettest quarter1,2 X 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation driest month2,3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation driest quarter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation warmest quarter3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation coldest quarter2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group 6          
Enhanced vegetation index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Normalized difference vegetation index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X
Moderately correlated          
Soil acidity1,3 0 0 X 0 0 0 0 0 0
Precipitation seasonality1,3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soil moisture2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isothermality 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temperature seasonality 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human influence index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Infant mortality rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human development index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with education UBN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with overcrowding UBN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with sanitation UBN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Population with light at home 0 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 0
Unemployment rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Posterior probability [%] 42.2 5.9 2.9 10.1 6.0 5.2 10.2 4.7 2.0
  1. 1Categorised for A. lumbricoides;2categorised for T. trichiura; 3categorised for hookworm; X (selected), 0 (not selected).
  2. The best three models selected by the geostatistical variable selections are presented for each soil-transmitted helminth species, together with their posterior probabilities.