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Table 4 Characteristics of water parameters and distribution of adult mosquitoes and invertebrates along the transects.

From: Agriculture and the promotion of insect pests: rice cultivation in river floodplains and malaria vectors in The Gambia

Variables Distance from landward edge P
  0–100 m
n = 91
200–500 m
n = 188
 
aDepth (cm) 9.80
(9.2–10.5)
11.9
(10.3–11.5)
0.032
Presence of moving water 10/91 188/188 <0.001
Height of rice (cm) 17.0
(12.9–21.1)
39.1
(35.5–42.7)
<0.001
Anopheles gambiae s.l. 62(36/91) 4 (3/188) <0.001
Anopheles gambiae s.s. 4(4/91) 0(0/188) 0.001
Anopheles arabiensis 57(34/91) 4(3/188) <0.001
Anopheles melas 1(1/91) 0(0/188) ns
Other anophelines 24
(12/91)
0
(0/188)
<0.001
Culicine adults 133 (49/91) 7 (6/188) <0.001
Other aquatic insects 353
(69/91)
234
(88/188)
<0.001
Insect families 2.2
0(1.8–2.5)
0.9
(0.7–1.0)
<0.001
  1. Values shown are mean values after the data were normalized a by log transformation (ln(x +1)). Figures in parenthesis represent 95% confidence intervals for abiotic variables and proportion of sites with specimens for biotic variables.