Table 3. Attempted corrections of the CMR values in the population study by Ahmad.

MethodReferenceResulting Pearson Correlation CMR~D3
Noner(17) = −0.4154, p = 0.0770
Two most extreme outliers removedr(15) = −0.3471, p = 0.1722
Rigidity of public health measures[144]r(17) = −0.4662, p = 0.0442
Sex/age distribution, diabetes[162,163]r(17) = −0.5113, p = 0.0253
Expected SARS-COV-2 positive rate for given D3 level[122]r(17) = −0.5997, p = 0.0066