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

Method | Reference | Resulting Pearson Correlation CMR~D3 |
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None | – | r(17) = −0.4154, p = 0.0770 |

Two most extreme outliers removed | – | r(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 |