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Table 2 Correlation between lesihmaniasis and monthly average climatic parameters in endemic districts

From: Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: spatial distribution and seasonal variations from 2009 to 2016

Climatic parameters Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Hambantota Matara Kurunegala
  r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value r P-value
Minimum temperature 0.326 0.090 -0.114 0.564 0.214 0.274 0.251 0.197 -0.307 0.112
Maximum temperature 0.025 0.898 -0.074 0.714 0.494 0.008 0.591 0.001 0.357 0.062
Average temperature -0.174 0.174 -0.063 0.751 0.417 0.027 0.684 < 0.001 0.173 0.378
Rainy days -0.315 0.103 -0.082 0.678 -0.109 0.579 -0.121 0.540 0.113 0.566
Rainfall -0.272 0.161 -0.163 0.407 -0.042 0.833 -0.418 0.027 0.106 0.591
Average wind speed (mph) 0.516 0.005 0.036 0.854 0.186 0.344 0.307 0.112 0.133 0.501
Maximum wind speed (mph) 0.596 0.002 0.061 0.607 0.359 0.060 0.134 0.498 0.185 0.345
Average wind gust (mph) 0.569 0.002 0.102 0.757 0.197 0.314 0.088 0.655 0.114 0.564
Humidity -0.358 0.061 0.012 0.607 -0.033 0.869 -0.584 0.001 0.008 0.966
Cloud (%) 0.041 0.837 0.073 0.713 -0.253 0.194 -0.055 0.780 0.070 0.723
Sunny days 0.176 0.371 0.095 0.631 0.212 0.278 0.138 0.485 0.048 0.807
Sun hours 0.191 0.331 -0.143 0.469 -0.297 0.330 -0.086 0.660 -0.165 0.403
  1. Abbreviation: r correlation coefficient