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Table 1 Summary of epidemiological and environmental datasets

From: Relationships between climate and year-to-year variability in meningitis outbreaks: A case study in Burkina Faso and Niger

  Type of data Available data period Used data period Available time/space scale Used time/space scale
1 Meningitis cases 1939-today 1966–2005 Weekly/Health unit Annual/Country
2 Environmental variables 1948-today 1968–2005 4 values per day/grid-spacing of 2.5° latitude by 2.5° longitude Monthly/Country
  1. The discrepancies between available and used data are justified in the Materials and Methods section.