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Table 3 Results of Granger causality tests of military malaria patients and meteorological factors of South Korea (2006–2011)

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

Weather station meterological factor P-value of Granger causality tests for military malaria patients and meteorological factors by time lag*
Lag1 Lag2 Lag3 Lag4 Lag5 Lag6 Lag7 Lag8 Lag9 Lag10 Lag11 Lag12
Munsan (Paju) Average temperature 0.1552 0.0020 0.0689 0.0018 0.0004 0.0194 0.0526 0.0271 0.0105 0.0409 0.0281 0.1051
Maximum temperature 0.1836 0.0075 0.0804 0.0002 0.0001 0.0062 0.0212 0.0111 0.0109 0.0499 0.0225 0.0842
Minimum temperature 0.1971 0.0021 0.0675 0.0101 0.0021 0.0670 0.1252 0.0479 0.0165 0.0570 0.0412 0.2024
Precipitation 0.7640 0.4208 0.9007 0.5159 0.4214 0.3370 0.2346 0.2490 0.7613 0.8176 0.6669 0.3958
Snow depth 0.5503 0.6724 0.5912 0.1347 0.1493 0.4483 0.4807 0.5974 0.6531 0.8632 0.8522 0.8981
Wind velocity 0.0027 0.0004 0.0021 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.0212 0.0823 0.1809 0.3732
Relative humidity 0.1999 0.0204 0.1022 0.0876 0.0056 0.0563 0.2070 0.1778 0.7396 0.7500 0.5309 0.6492
Duration of sunshine 0.8989 0.3776 0.4425 0.6541 0.6931 0.4450 0.5569 0.3409 0.6096 0.5021 0.1100 0.0784
Cloud amount 0.7208 0.9018 0.7702 0.8680 0.8493 0.8807 0.9605 0.9686 0.9888 0.9932 0.9678 0.8256
Chuncheon (Hwacheon & Chuncheon) Average temperature 0.0550 0.0010 0.0041 0.0003 0.0031 0.0025 0.0008 0.0010 0.0027 0.0077 0.0401 0.1715
Maximum temperature 0.0583 0.0025 0.0086 0.0010 0.0042 0.0046 0.0020 0.0021 0.0058 0.0170 0.0732 0.2441
Minimum temperature 0.0843 0.0008 0.0033 0.0002 0.0026 0.0016 0.0005 0.0005 0.0015 0.0048 0.0285 0.1447
Precipitation 0.0150 0.0073 0.0186 0.0264 0.0496 0.1082 0.0391 0.0194 0.0273 0.0100 0.0511 0.1903
Snow depth 0.1237 0.2803 0.1989 0.1360 0.1450 0.1084 0.0156 0.0362 0.0116 0.0101 0.0272 0.0468
Wind velocity 0.1681 0.2643 0.4348 0.1426 0.1650 0.0121 0.0078 0.0131 0.0605 0.1219 0.3410 0.6275
Relative humidity 0.3833 0.0109 0.0255 0.0193 0.0343 0.0470 0.0595 0.0318 0.0536 0.0554 0.1133 0.3923
Duration of sunshine 0.6006 0.2905 0.4142 0.3966 0.5688 0.7007 0.7048 0.8026 0.8879 0.9511 0.9903 0.9995
Cloud amount 0.0269 0.0418 0.0144 0.0220 0.0704 0.0630 0.2035 0.2135 0.1789 0.1825 0.2884 0.6158
  1. * P-value < 0.05