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Table 1 Physico-chemical parameters of habitats with and without mosquito breeding

From: Does fluoride influence oviposition of Anopheles stephensi in stored water habitats in an urban setting?

Parameters Habitats with mosquito breeding (n = 26) Habitats without mosquito breeding (n = 14)
Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD
Temperature (°C) 27–30 29.12 ± 1.24 27–31 29 ± 1.36
Turbidity (NT) 0.1–2.3 0.61 ± 0.61 0.1–2.3 0.64 ± 0.57
TDS (mg/L) 139–10,913 1558.76 ± 2820.86 134–5480 1304.14 ± 1554.23
EC (micromho/cm) 198–15,590 2386.03 ± 4036.51 192–7830 1832.92 ± 2238.86
pH 6.82–8.72 7.56 ± 0.5 6.6–8.25 6.6 ± 0.51
Total alkalinity (mg/L) 60–760 202.15 ± 144.53 45–280 179.21 ± 72.13
Total hardness (mg/L) 52–2800 399.34 ± 607.18 64–1020 352.71 ± 338.3
Nitrite (mg/L) 0–1.21 0.11 ± 0.24 0–3.81 0.69 ± 1.33
Nitrate (mg/L) 1–46 12.57 ± 13.62 1–52 19.14 ± 19.3
Chloride (mg/L) 13–4800 552.5 ± 1247.98 11–2500 468.07 ± 700.93
Fluoride (mg/L) 0–0.72 0.22 ± 0.18 0.01–0.62 0.22 ± 0.18
Sulfate (mg/L) 1–310 55.46 ± 85.32 0–231 37.71 ± 67.86
Phosphate (mg/L) 0–1.1 0.34 ± 0.29 0–1.51 0.48 ± 0.4
BOD (mg/L) 1.5–30 6.22 ± 6.83 1–25 5.96 ± 6.64
DO (mg/L) 1.5–20 4.13 ± 3.53 1.4–8 3.61 ± 1.94