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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of weekly HFMD and weather factors among three study areas in 2010–2014

From: Different responses of weather factors on hand, foot and mouth disease in three different climate areas of Gansu, China

  Variables Minimum 1st Quartile Median 3rd Quartile Maximum Mean Std. deviation
Jiuquan HFMD 0.00 1.00 7.00 21.50 141 16.55 24.27
Incidence (/100,000) 0.00 0.54 3.80 11.66 76.45 8.97 13.16
AT (°C) −15.81 −2.08 10.54 19.31 29.93 8.49 11.47
MaxT (°C) −11.61 5.28 17.96 26.28 35.31 15.59 11.62
MinT (°C) −20.07 −8.25 2.93 12.12 20.40 1.84 10.96
TD (°C) 6.90 12.44 13.87 15.20 17.71 13.75 2.04
RH (%) 15.71 32.57 43.36 52.18 81.14 42.97 13.74
RF (mm) 2.00 4.00 4.00 6.00 44.14 7.56 9.41
Lanzhou HFMD 0.00 9.00 31.50 77.25 429 58.48 72.10
Incidence (/100,000) 0.00 1.89 6.63 16.26 90.28 12.31 15.17
AT (°C) −8.87 1.83 12.87 19.97 29.76 11.08 9.98
MaxT (°C) −3.66 8.46 19.55 26.32 37.56 17.74 10.29
MinT (°C) −13.40 −2.78 7.11 14.57 23.26 5.94 9.52
TD (°C) 6.30 10.05 11.90 13.48 18.06 11.80 2.40
RH (%) 19.14 43.36 52.29 60.00 78.43 50.95 12.47
RF (mm) 1.57 4.00 4.86 24.57 82.57 13.91 16.65
Tianshui HFMD 0.00 2.00 10.00 28.25 222 24.55 36.80
Incidence (/100,000) 0.00 0.30 1.51 4.27 32.64 3.61 5.41
AT (°C) −5.59 3.63 13.39 20.11 26.61 12.09 8.84
MaxT (°C) −0.61 9.68 19.40 25.69 33.67 18.01 9.15
MinT (°C) −10.11 −0.56 8.54 15.59 21.61 7.54 8.71
TD (°C) 2.86 8.29 10.51 12.49 16.73 10.47 2.75
RH (%) 31.00 56.54 65.00 72.14 88.57 63.55 11.49
RF (mm) 2.14 4.14 10.36 29.07 99.14 18.01 20.07
  1. AT average temperature, MaxT maximum temperature, MinT minimum temperature, TD temperature difference, RH relative humidity, RF rainfall