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Table 2 Correlation coefficient between the monthly incidence of human brucellosis and climate variables, 2004–2010

From: Epidemiological features and risk factors associated with the spatial and temporal distribution of human brucellosis in China

Province Temperature Rainfall HS RH WV
Inner Mongolia L4 = −0.70 L4 = −0.58 L4 = −0.69 L1 = −0.50 L1 = 0.51
Heilongjiang L4 = −0.76 L4 = −0.59 L4 = −0.53 L1 = −0.34 L1 = 0.28
Shanxi L4 = −0.71 L3 = −0.63 L5 = −0.56 L2 = −0.57 L2 = 0.53
Jilin L4 = −0.48 L4 = −0.39 L4 = −0.29 L3 = −0.36 L1 = 0.30
  1. The maximum correlation coefficient were shown in the table.
  2. Lx: the lagged months. HS: monthly hours of sunshine; RH: average relative humidity; WV: average wind velocity.