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Table 2 Comparison between climate variables in the current 1996–2007 study period and the previous decade.

From: Relating increasing hantavirus incidences to the changing climate: the mast connection

  1985–1995 1996–2007 P-value
Average daily temperature in spring 10.3 10.9 0.0048*
Average daily temperature in summer 17.8 18.4 0.0001*
Average daily temperature in July 19.0 18.7 0.3033
Average daily temperature in autumn 11.0 11.7 0.0005*
Average daily temperature in winter 4.68°C 5.24°C 0.0048*
Annual average daily temperature 10.7°C 11.4°C 0.0000*
Annual average daily rainfall 2.30 mm 2.37 mm 0.5461
Average daily rainfall in summer 73.70 mm 81.30 mm 0.4722
  1. Significance level of α = 0.05. Associations indicated in bold remain significant after sequential Bonferroni correction