Table 5

Correlation matrix for the broad set of explanatory variables considered in the analysis of risk factors associated with the SCM among lactating cow in the Savannah region of Nigeria
Variable A B C D E F G H I J K L
A 1
B 0.9637 1
C 0.0273 0.0148 1
D 0.143 0.0945 0.0702 1
E 0.0397 0.0434 0.5789 0.0182 1
F −0.1778 −0.1315 −0.3027 −0.2847 −0.1752 1
G −0.0949 −0.0563 −0.0903 −0.208 −0.1284 0.3426 1
H 0.018 0.0298 0.5884 0.022 −0.027 −0.1781 0.0397 1
I −0.018 −0.0298 −0.5884 −0.022 0.027 0.1781 −0.0397 −1 1
J −0.019 −0.0751 0.4626 0.1916 0.2678 −0.6544 −0.217 0.2722 −0.2722 1
K −0.1964 −0.1503 −0.3469 −0.3396 −0.2008 0.8725 0.373 −0.2041 0.2041 −0.75 1
L −0.0015 −0.0016 0.0004 −0.0012 0.0073 0.0016 0.0012 0.0002 −0.0002 0.0009 0.0018 1

A = age, B = parity, C = washing hands before milking, D = breed, E = heifer and cow, F = month, G = cow type, H = pre-striping before milking, I = feeding after milking, J = washing of teats, K = management system, L = quarter.

Shittu et al.

Shittu et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:134   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-134

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