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Table 2 Pairwise Pearson correlations between potential stress indicators (i.e., LCC-peak, LCC-auc, N:L ratio, cortisol, lactate, heart rate, body temperature, handling score and release score)

From: Quantifying capture stress in free ranging European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

  LCC-auc N:L ratio Cortisol Lactate Heart rate Body temp. Handling score Release score
LCC-peak r = 0.95
P < 0.001
p < 0.001
N = 28
r = 0.33
P = 0.87
p = 0.11
N = 25
r = −0.08
P = 1.00
p = 0.70
N = 27
r = −0.01
P = 1.00
p = 0.95
N = 20
r = 0.14
P = 1.00
p = 0.51
N = 28
r = 0.10
P = 1.00
p = 0.60
N = 28
r = 0.31
P = 1.00
p = 0.88
N = 27
r = −0.16
P = 1.00
p = 0.44
N = 27
LCC-auc   r = 0.42
P = 0.30
p = 0.04
N = 25
r = −0.07
P = 1.00
p = 0.75
N = 27
r = 0.07
P = 1.00
p = 0.75
N = 20
r = 0.14
P = 1.00
p = 0.47
N = 28
r = 0.13
P = 1.00
p = 0.51
N = 28
r = 0.08
P = 1.00
p = 0.71
N = 27
r = −0.14
P = 1.00
p = 0.48
N = 27
N:L ratio    r = −0.20
P = 1.00
p = 0.34
N = 24
r = 0.20
P = 1.00
p = 0.44
N = 17
r = −0.17
P = 1.00
p = 0.43
N = 25
r = 0.20
P = 1.00
p = 0.34
N = 25
r = 0.15
P = 1.00
p = 0.48
N = 24
r = −0.12
P = 1.00
p = 0.58
N = 24
Cortisol     r = 0.22
P = 1.00
p = 0.34
N = 20
r = −0.26
P = 1.00
p = 0.19
N = 27
r = 0.41
P = 0.26
p = 0.03
N = 27
r = 0.04
P = 1.00
p = 0.86
N = 26
r = 0.32
P = 0.94
p = 0.12
N = 26
Lactate      r = −0.21
P = 1.00
p = 0.38
N = 20
r < 0.01
P = 1.00
p = 0.98
N = 20
r = 0.39
P = 0.82
p = 0.10
N = 19
r = 0.08
P = 1.00
p = 0.75
N = 19
Heart rate       r = −0.19
P = 1.00
p = 0.32
N = 28
r = 0.37
P = 0.46
p = 0.06
N = 27
r = −0.21
P = 1.00
p = 0.28
N = 27
Body temp.        r = −0.19
P = 1.00
p = 0.33
N = 27
r = 0.14
P = 1.00
p = 0.48
N = 27
Handling score         r = −0.21
P = 1.00
p = 0.30
N = 27
  1. The correlation coefficient (r), the corrected (P) and uncorrected p-values (p), and the sample size (N) are shown
  2. Significant correlations are highlighted bold