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Table 13 Statistical parameters of the physicochemical parameters of the sediment samples

From: Estimation of pollution indices and hazard evaluation from trace elements concentration in coastal sediments of Kerala, Southwest Coast of India

Statistical parameters Moisture content (%) pH Electrical conductivity (mS) Organic matter content (%) Silt + clay (%) Sand (%)
Minimum 1.20 6.50 2.40 0.06 8.40 12.40
Maximum 20.04 7.88 6.70 2.10 22.10 91.60
Mean 10.09 7.21 3.9 0.65 12.52 83.25
Median 9.53 7.35 3.55 0.385 11.80 87.90
SD 4.771 0.476 1.106 0.672 3.486 18.02
Skewness 0.077 − 0.278 1.070 1.189 1.499 − 3.989
Kurtosis − 0.083 − 1.390 1.021 0.122 2.374 16.434