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Table 11 Coefficients of the regression model for time of death

From: Factors that influence decomposition timeline estimation in Anambra state, Nigeria

Model Unstandardized coefficients Standardized coefficients t Sig.
B Std. error Beta
1 Constant −105.685 21.710   −4.868 .001
Precipitation −.035 .010 −.107 −3.666 .001
Atmospheric temp. 1.805 .080 .701 22.658 .001
Humidity .089 .050 .034 1.782 .082
Soil temperature −1.278 .229 −.139 −5.587 .001
Soil pH 14.470 3.075 .123 4.706 .001
Decomposition rate 1.017 .072 .515 14.104 .001
  1. YTime =  − 105.685 − .035xprecipitation + 1.805xAtemp + 0.89xHumidity − 1.278xSoil temp + 14.470xSoil PH + 1.017xTBS + εResidual
  2. Predictors: (constant), decomposition rate (TBS), soil temperature, soil pH, humidity, precipitation, atmospheric temperature
  3. Variable: days of decomposition (time of death)