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Table 4 Results of the autocorrelation function (lag 12) for testing the seasonality of atrial fibrillation hospitalizations by age and gender between the years 1988 and 2001

From: Is there a clinically significant seasonal component to hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation?

Age group (years) Male Female Both genders
40–49 0.0860 -0.0757 0.0578
50–59 0.1318 0.1467 0.2246*
60–69 0.1089 0.1082 0.1605
70–79 0.0484 0.1318 0.1891*
80+ 0.0175 0.1025 0.1543
All ages 0.1458 0.0923 0.2179*
  1. * p < 0.05