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Table 3 Overall Pearson Product-Moment coefficients for correlation analysis between biological and environmental parameters.

From: Microbial contamination and chemical toxicity of the Rio Grande

  Fecal Coliform Total Coliform E. coli H. pylori Specific Conductivity pH Temperature Dissolved Oxygen
Chemical Toxicity 0.0601 0.1637 -0.1001 -0.0454 0.2076 -0.0599 -0.4046 0.0634
  0.3915 0.0208** 0.3769 0.581 0.0093** 0.4576 0.0001** 0.4197
  205 208 80 150 156 156 167 164
Fecal Coliform   0.53 0.6631 -0.0782 0.0247 0.0271 0.0558 -0.1368
   0.0001** 0.0001** 0.341 0.7595 0.7364 0.4734 0.0806
   205 80 150 156 156 167 164
Total Coliform    0.7502 0.0686 0.0653 0.0273 -0.2156 0.0168
    0.0001** 0.4039 0.4179 0.7352 0.0051** 0.8304
    80 150 156 156 167 164
E. coli     -0.0863 0.2314 -0.3289 -0.01625 -0.3455
     0.4707 0.1134 0.0224** 0.9054 0.0079**
     72 48 48 56 58
H. pylori      0.0269 0.1627 0.0291 -0.0802
      0.7769 0.085 0.7456 0.3775
      113 113 126 123
Specific Conductivity       -0.3106 -0.4432 0.1106
       0.0001** 0.0001** 0.1822
       157 146 147
pH        0.1713 0.221
        0.0387** 0.0071**
        146 147
Temperature         -0.4047
         0.0001**
         162
  1. Values are Pearson Correlation Coefficients/Probability |R| under Ho: Rho = O/Number Observations. ** Probability of 95% of greater level of significance.