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Table 1 Coefficients of Spearman correlation analysis between varicella cases (2004-2008) at Princess Margaret Hospital and climatic variables (* P < 0.05)

From: Hospitalizations for varicella in children and adolescents in a referral hospital in Hong Kong, 2004 to 2008: A time series study

Lag months Tmean Humid Rain
0 -0.122 -0.262* -0.294*
1 -0.014 -0.280* -0.176
2 0.069 -0.253 -0.097
  1. Tmean = Monthly mean air temperature
  2. Humid = Monthly mean relative humidity
  3. Rain = Monthly total rainfall
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