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Table 4 Multiple regression coefficients of selected water quality parameters during various seasons where households’ diarrheal encounters was the dependent variable

From: Water use practices, water quality, and households’ diarrheal encounters in communities along the Boro-Thamalakane-Boteti river system, Northern Botswana

  Seasons
Independent variables LFR EF PF EFR
  (β) t p (β) t p (β) t p (β) t p
  R 2 = 0.559 R 2 = 0.953 R 2 = 0.930 R 2 = 0.857
Escherichia coli −0.118 −0.241 0.832 0.451 4.865 0.0394** −0.042 −1.089 0.390 −0.164 −2.558 0.1249
Fecal streptococci −0.033 −0.154 0.982 −0.960 −4.825 0.040a −0.0343 −0.446 0.699 −0.0352 −0.387 0.736
Turbidity −0.0737 −0.167 0.883 −0.343 −0.803 0.506 2.037 4.536 0.0453a 1.144 1.338 0.313
  1. Seasons—LFR late flooding recession, EF early flooding, PF peak flooding, EFR early flood recession, β regression coefficient
  2. **Significant