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Table 1 Spearman rank correlation between malaria patients and annually average meteorological factor of South Korea (2006–2011)

From: Assessing the impact of meteorological factors on malaria patients in demilitarized zones in Republic of Korea

  Civilians Soldiers Average temperature Maximum temperature Minimum temperature Precipitation Snow depth Wind velocity Relative humidity Duration of sunshine Cloud amount
Civilians 1.00 0.943*** 0.543 0.086 0.771* 0.086 0.086 0.257 0.486 −0.429 0.429
Soldiers 0.943*** 1.00 0.371 0.029 0.714 −0.029 0.143 0.429 0.543 −0.200 0.371
Average Temperature 0.543 0.371 1.00 0.771* 0.771* −0.371 −0.143 −0.429 0.143 −0.086 0.314
Maximum temperature 0.086 0.029 0.771* 1.00 0.543 −0.829** 0.200 −0.543 0.029 0.486 −0.029
Minimum temperature 0.771* 0.714 0.771* 0.543 1.00 −0.257 0.200 −0.314 0.714 0.029 −0.029
Precipitation 0.086 −0.029 −0.371 −0.829** −0.257 1.00 −0.371 0.143 0.086 −0.771* 0.029
Snow depth 0.086 0.143 −0.143 0.200 0.200 −0.371 1.00 −0.086 0.371 0.314 −0.486
Wind velocity 0.257 0.429 −0.429 −0.543 −0.314 0.143 −0.086 1.00 −0.257 −0.200 0.600
Relative humidity 0.486 0.543 0.143 0.029 0.714 0.086 0.371 −0.257 1.00 0.143 −0.543
Duration of sunshine −0.429 −0.200 −0.086 0.486 0.029 −0.771* 0.314 −0.200 0.143 1.00 −0.486
Cloud amount 0.486 0.543 0.143 0.029 −0.029 0.029 −0.486 0.600 −0.543 −0.486 1.00
  1. * P-value < 0.1, ** P-value < 0.05, *** P-value < 0.01