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Table 4 Variables identified as important for modelling the geographical distribution of A. lumbricoides and hookworms in Zimbabwe

From: Inclusion of edaphic predictors for enhancement of models to determine distribution of soil-transmitted helminths: the case of Zimbabwe

Variable A. lumbricoides Hookworms
GLM GBM SRE GLM GBM MAXENT
DPW 0.147* 0.062 0.071 0.153* 0.075 0.000
Soil moisture 0.078 0.069 0.183* 0.062 0.025 0.001
Soil pH 0.551* 0.144* 0.076 0.062 0.004 0.556*
Soil organic content 0.089 0.026 0.044 0.159* 0.211* 0.131*
HPD 0.030 0.266* 0.206* 0.048 0.365* 0.261*
AVP 0.111* 0.034 0.152* 0.000 0.037 0.081
NDVI 0.379* 0.132* 0.190* 0.460* 0.233* 0.000
LST(day) 0.193* 0.079 0.161* 0.295* 0.088 0.148*
  1. Abbreviations: GLM generalised linear model, GBM gradient boosted model, SRE surface range envelope, Maxent maximum entropy, DPW distance from perennial water body, HPD human population density, AVP average annual precipitation, LST land surface temperature
  2. *Important predictors