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Table 2 Spearman correlation coefficients between weekly malaria cases and weather variables in the high risk area of Yunnan, China, 2005– 2010

From: Impact of climate variability on Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Yunnan Province, China

Variables Maximum temperature Mean temperature Minimum temperature Relative humidity Rainfall P. v
Mean temperature 0.87*      
Minimum temperature 0.72* 0.96*     
Relative humidity 0.07* 0.48* 0.67*    
Rain (weekly cumulation) 0.40* 0.70* 0.80* 0.73*   
P. v 0.37* 0.46* 0.45* 0.35* 0.33*  
P. f 0.32* 0.40* 0.39* 0.30* 0.30* 0.89*
  1. *p < 0.001.