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Table 3 Univariate association between local climate, global climate, combined global and local climate, exposure to pollution, and HM incidence

From: Ageing, exposure to pollution, and interactions between climate change and local seasons as oxidant conditions predicting incident hematologic malignancy at KINSHASA University clinics, Democratic Republic of CONGO (DRC)

Variables HM incidence p-value
Local climate
 Dry cold season 83.9 (52/62) <0.0001
 Rainy and hot season 25.6 (11/43)  
Global climate variability
 La Nina and cold 72.1 (31/43) 0.035
 El Nino and warm 51.6 (32/62) 0.035
Combined global and local climate
 Local dry season + global La Nina 86.7 (26/30) <0.0001
 Local dry season + global El Nino 81.2 (26/32)  
 Local rainy season + global La Nina 32.5 (5/13)  
 Local rainy season + global El Nino 20 (6/30)  
Exposure to pollution
 Yes 83.8 (57/60) <0.0001
 No 16.2 (6/37)