Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
|Variable (unit)†||% Change‡||95% CI||p value|
|Elevation (10 m)||−0.47||−15.9 to 17.8||0.96|
|Built-up land (1%)||−0.82||−1.50 to 0.14||0.02|
|Water body (1%)||−0.29||−5.88 to 5.63||0.92|
|Dry land (1%)||1.44||−0.21 to 3.12||0.09|
|Scrub (1%)||−1.26||−4.66 to 2.52||0.48|
|Orchard (1%)||4.33||1.71 to 7.00||<0.01|
|Irrigable land (1%)||1.22||−0.10 to 2.56||0.07|
|Rice paddies (1%)||27.8||4.4 to 56.3||0.02|
|Forest (1%)||0.60||−0.52 to 1.73||0.30|
*HFRS, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome; CI, confidence interval.
†Built-up land comprised human residences, industrial land, and land occupied by all kinds of roads. Water body comprised lakes, reservoirs, ponds, and watercourses of all kinds. Dry land comprised nonirrigated fields for planting crops. Scrub comprised bushes and shrubs. Orchards were areas producing fruits and raw materials for industry or for beverages. Irrigable land comprised fields under irrigation for planting crops. Rice paddies were fields for planting rice. Forest included areas with dense trees.
‡Percentage change in incidence rate if the value of the variable changed by the given amount.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.