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Table 4 Correlations between the investigated parameters (Spearman’s rank correlation)

From: Host factors determine the evolution of infection with Staphylococcus aureus to gangrenous mastitis in goats

  Clinical score CFU 12 hpi CFU 18 hpi CFU 23 hpi Phago 18 hpi SCC 0 hpi SCC 12 hpi SCC 18 hpi SCC 23 hpi
Clinical score   0.110 0.780 0.896 −0.859 0.457 0.134 0.549 0.561
CFU 12 hpi 0.379   0.571 0.261 0.187 0.382 0.127 0.491 0.030
CFU 18 hpi 0.005 0.044   0.894 −0.798 0.328 0.006 0.121 0.468
CFU 23 hpi 0.0004 0.235 0.0005   −0.899 0.224 0.042 0.382 0.588
Phago 18 hpi 0.001 0.304 0.004 0.0004   0.200 0.136 0.562 0.679
SCC 0 hpi 0.096 0.139 0.174 0.268 0.292   0.2 −0.042 0.345
SCC 12 hpi 0.353 0.366 0.5 0.459 0.353 0.292   0.309 0.321
SCC 18 hpi 0.052 0.077 0.366 0.139 0.048 0.459 0.193   0.430
SCC 23 hpi 0.048 0.473 0.089 0.040 0.017 0.165 0.184 0.109  
  1. Numbers in the higher half are correlations, in the lower half and in italics the p values. Correlations indicated in bold figures are highly significant (p ≤ 0.005).