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Table 1 Results of GLMMs with binomial error structure testing monthly differences in contamination rates with total and embryonated infective Toxocara eggs in playground sandpits

From: Seasonal variation in the prevalence of Toxocara eggs on children’s playgrounds in the city of Hanover, Germany

  Term Estimate Std. Error z-value P-value
Total contamination with Toxocara eggs Intercept -2.70 0.60 -4.49 < 0.001***
January 2.09 0.68 3.09 0.002**
February 2.34 0.67 3.49 < 0.001***
March 1.75 0.68 2.56 0.01*
April 1.96 0.68 2.89 0.004**
May 1.64 0.69 2.38 0.017*
June 2.16 0.67 3.20 0.001**
July 0.95 0.73 1.31 0.190
August 1.26 0.71 1.79 0.074
October 1.26 0.71 1.79 0.074
November 0.00 0.85 0.00 0.999
December 0.56 0.76 0.74 0.462
Contamination with embryonated infective Toxocara eggs Intercept -3.81 1.01 -3.77 < 0.001***
January 2.28 1.08 2.10 0.036*
February 2.68 1.07 2.51 0.012*
March 1.46 1.14 1.28 0.201
April 1.70 1.12 1.53 0.127
May 0.72 1.24 0.58 0.565
June 1.14 1.17 0.97 0.330
July 0.00 1.43 0.00 1.000
August 0.72 1.24 0.58 0.565
October 0.00 1.43 0.00 1.000
November 0.00 1.43 0.00 1.000
December 1.46 1.14 1.28 0.201
  1. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, ***P ≤ 0.001
  2. September, the month with the lowest contamination rate, was chosen as reference. Asterisks indicate statistically significant differences