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Table 7 Correlation analysis for the three variables related to the months of the influenza symptoms (2015–16 season). ‘GPs_Influenza’ is the diagnosed seasonal influenza individuals collected by the GPs, while ‘Survey_Symptoms’ variable is the monthly occurrences of the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) symptomatic cases as stated by the survey respondents and ‘Survey_Influenza’ variable is the monthly occurrences of the seasonal influenza cases as stated by the survey respondents

From: Cross-sectional telephone surveys as a tool to study epidemiological factors and monitor seasonal influenza activity in Malta

  GPs_Influenza Survey_Symptoms Survey_Influenza
GPs_Influenza 1 0.935
(p-value = 0.002)
0.929
(p-value = 0.002)
Survey_Symptoms   1 0.890
(p-value = 0.007)
  1. Please note: ‘GPs_Influenza’ is the diagnosed seasonal influenza individuals collected by the GPs, while ‘Survey_Symptoms’ variable is the monthly occurrences of the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) symptomatic cases as stated by the survey respondents and ‘Survey_Influenza’ variable is the monthly occurrences of the seasonal influenza cases as stated by the survey respondents