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Table 3 Association between Legionnaires’ disease hospitalizations and meteorological variables in the most highly weighted models

From: The effect of seasonal and extreme floods on hospitalizations for Legionnaires’ disease in the United States, 2000–2011

Model Precipitation Soil moisture Temperature Runoff Flood count Model weight
1 0.26 (0.14, 0.38) 0.49 (0.24, 0.74)   − 0.08 (− 0.16, 0.00)   0.261
2 0.28 (0.16, 0.40) 0.48 (0.23, 0.73)   − 0.07 (− 0.13, − 0.01) − 0.03 (− 0.11, 0.05) 0.176
3 0.19 (0.01, 0.29) 0.44 (0.20, 0.68)     0.133
4 0.23 (0.13, 0.33) 0.42 (0.17, 0.67)    − 0.04 (− 0.10, 0.02) 0.125
5 0.26 (0.14, 0.38) 0.47 (0.20, 0.74) − 1.28 (− 6.49, 3.93) − 0.08 (− 0.16, 0.00)   0.104
6 0.28 (0.16, 0.40) 0.50 (0.23, 0.77) − 1.27 (− 6.54, 4.00) − 0.07 (− 0.13, − 0.01) − 0.04 (− 0.10, 0.02) 0.070
7 0.19 (0.01, 0.29) 0.42 (0.17, 0.67) − 1.31 (− 6.74, 4.12)    0.053
  1. Effect estimates are the change in monthly hospitalizations associated with a 1-standard deviation increase in the meteorological variables; values in parentheses indicate the 95% confidence interval