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Table 6 Result of correlation analysis of the PAHs

From: Ecological risk assessment of the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils of the abandoned sections of Orji Mechanic Village, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

  Nap Apt Aph Flu Phe Ant Fla Pyr Ban Chy Bbf Bkf Indp Dbh
Nap 1.000 − 0.172 − 0.061 0.284 − 0.063 0.248 0.153 0.553 0.963 0.458 0.755 0.960 0.265 0.741
Apt   1.000 − 0.336 − 0.053 0.207 − 0.233 0.373 0.132 − 0.186 0.230 0.324 − 0.119 0.112 − 0.425
Aph    1.000 0.868 0.318 0.575 − 0.286 0.220 0.165 − 0.401 − 0.411 − 0.032 − 0.548 − 0.035
Flu     1.000 0.420 0.493 − 0.121 0.426 0.490 − 0.122 − 0.031 0.276 − 0.446 0.027
Phe      1.000 − 0.230 0.676 0.461 − 0.087 0.591 0.146 − 0.175 − 0.726 − 0.461
Ant       1.000 − 0.180 0.518 0.417 − 0.347 0.076 0.454 − 0.086 0.593
Fla        1.000 0.682 − 0.007 0.897 0.663 0.142 − 0.276 − 0.035
Pyr         1.000 0.548 0.599 0.735 0.638 − 0.252 0.463
Ban          1.000 0.263 0.629 0.950 0.213 0.730
Chy           1.000 0.783 0.361 − 0.121 0.100
Bbf            1.000 0.778 0.272 0.533
Bkf             1.000 0.337 0.850
Indp              1.000 0.467
Dbh               1.000