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Table 2 Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients for correlation between Buruli ulcer prevalence and habitat suitability in Akonolinga, for both seasons and species

From: Ecological niche modelling of Hemipteran insects in Cameroon; the paradox of a vector-borne transmission for Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer

Species Season Buffer Bonferroni p value
Belostomatidae Dry 10 -
   5 -
   4 -
   3 -
   2 -
   1 -
   Village -
  Wet 10 0.000
   5 0.014
   4 0.023
   3 -
   2 -
   1 -
   Village -
Naucoridae Dry 10 -
   5 -
   4 -
   3 -
   2 -
   1 -
   Village -
  Wet 10 0.001
   5 0.013
   4 0.014
   3 -
   2 -
   1 -
   Village -
  1. The column labelled Buffer is the distance, in km, around the village centre that the habitat suitability is considered, the buffer labelled village uses village boarders as a buffer (Figure 3). Bonferonni’s p value is the significance of the correlation between the insect and the disease, for clarity only significant values (<0.05) are presented, non-significant values are marked “-”. Significant positive correlations were observed between both Belostomatidae and Naucoridae in the wet season and Buruli ulcer prevalence, but not the dry season.