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Table 3 Correlation between physical parameters and waterborne diseases (r values at 95 % CI)

From: Prevalence of pathogenic free-living amoeba and other protozoa in natural and communal piped tap water from Queen Elizabeth protected area, Uganda

In situ Parameter Acanthamoeba spp. Hartmannella spp. Naegleria spp. Other amoeba Cryptosporidium spp. Giardia spp.
DO(mg/L) -0.231** -0.129** 0.019 -0.271** -319** -0.147**
Temp(°C) -0.051 -0.131 0.089 - 0.066 -0.084 -0.072
Cond(μS/m) 0.09 0.09 -0.100* 0.154** 0.204** 0.105*
pH 0.05 0.08 0.075 0.084 0.181** 0.094
TDS(g/L) 0.098* 0.101 -0.109 0.148** 0.210** 0.142**
  1. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01 (significant at these levels)