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Table 3 Variables used in SDMs and difference in variable importance for the CW, NZ and SZ. The highest variable importance value for each model is highlighted with bold and underlined numbers

From: Spatial variation in lymphatic filariasis risk factors of hotspot zones in Ghana

Variables GBM CW RF CW GBM NZ RF NZ GBM SZ RF SZ
bio17 0.04 0.10
bio12 0.43 0.31 0.63 0.36
NTL 0.10 0.14 < 0.01 0.17 0.03 0.13
Population 0.25 0.13
Slope 0.10 0.18 0.04 0.10
DEM 0.21 0.17
Proximity to Waterbodies 0.10 0.19 0.59 0.41
Improved Housing 0.09 0.10 0.13 0.16
Mean Day Land Surface Temperature 0.04 0.13
Minimum Day Land Surface Temperature 0.11 0.13
Maximum Night Land Surface Temperature 0.06 0.06