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Table 1 Category name and definition of statistically significant hotspots representing different temporal states (ESRI ArcGIS Pro [30])

From: Spatial–temporal pattern of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil

Hot spot category name Definition
Intensifying A location that has been a statistically significant hot spot for more than 90% of temporal series, including the final time step (2017). In addition, the intensity of clustering of high counts in each time step is increasing
Persistent A location that has been a statistically significant hot spot for more than 90% of the temporal series, with no discernible trend indicating an increase or decrease in the intensity of clustering over time
Historical The most recent time period is not hot, but at least ninety percent of the time-step intervals have been statistically significant hot spots
Consecutive A location with a single uninterrupted run of statistically significant hot spot bins in the final time-step intervals. The location has never been a statistically significant hot spot prior to the final hot spot run and less than ninety percent of all bins are statistically significant hot spots
Sporadic A location that is an on-again then off-again hot spot. Less than 90% of time series have been statistically significant hot spot
New A location that is a statistically significant hot spot only on the last time steps of the time series
Diminishing A location that has been a statistically significant hot spot for more than 90% of the time series. In addition, the intensity of clustering of high incidence in each time step is decreasing, or the most recent year is not hot