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Table 2 Variables measurements and description

From: Spatiotemporal characteristics and meteorological determinants of hand, foot and mouth disease in Shaanxi Province, China: a county-level analysis

Variables type Variable name Measurement Description
Dependent variables HFMD The incidence rate of HFMD Number of new cases of HFMD in population during a certain period of time / Number of people exposed during the same period
Independent variables Waterfall Average monthly rainfall Add up the average daily rainfall and divide by the number of days in the month
Temperature Monthly average temperature Add up the average daily temperature and divide by the number of days in the month
Humidity Monthly average relative humidity Add up the average daily humidity and divide by the number of days in the month