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Table 2 Spearman correlation coefficients (r) for correlations between biological parameters

From: Assessment of pesticides in surface water samples from Swedish agricultural areas by integrated bioanalysis and chemical analysis

All samples ER AhR Nrf2
ER r = 1.0
n = 120
r = 0.43
p < 0.0001
n = 119
r = − 0.04
p = 0.70
n = 92
AhR   r = 1.0
n = 156
r = 0.22
p = 0.0159
n = 124
Nrf2    r = 1.0
n = 125
Time-integrated samples
 ER r = 1.0
n = 109
r = 0.43
p < 0.0001
n = 108
r = − 0.03
p = 0.80
n = 84
 AhR   r = 1.0
n = 136
r = 0.05
p = 0.58
n = 108
 Nrf2    r = 1.0
n = 109
Flow-proportional samples
 ER r = 1.0
n = 11
r = 0.11
p = 0.75
n = 11
r = − 0.19
p = 0.65
n = 8
 AhR   r = 1.0
n = 20
r = 0.94
p < 0.0001
n = 16
 Nrf2    r = 1.0
n = 16
  1. p values < 0.05 were considered as statistically significant and highlighted in italic