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Table 2 Convergence cross-mapping detects causal effects of physical activity (min/day) and step count (steps/day) on fasting blood glucose (FBG) concentration

From: Fasting blood glucose in a Ghanaian adult is causally affected by malaria parasite load: a mechanistic case study using convergent cross mapping

Patient number Affected variable Effecting variable Time lag (day) Kendall’s \(\tau\) pτ
1 FBG Activity in min 0 0.929 < 0.0001
1 FBG Activity in min 3 1 < 0.0001
1 FBG Step count 0 0.937 < 0.0001
1 FBG Step count 3 1 < 0.0001
2 FBG Activity in min 2 0.974 < 0.0001
2 FBG Step count 2 0.974 < 0.0001
3 FBG Step count 1 0.918 < 0.0001
6 FBG Step count 5 1 < 0.0001
7 FBG Activity in min 5 1 < 0.0001
7 FBG Step count 5 1 < 0.0001