Rainy Days for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia

Robert S. Greenberg, Melania Bembea, Eugenie Heitmiller
2012 Anesthesia and Analgesia  
Members of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) perceive the 47% rain rate has burdened its national meetings more than would be expected. We compared weather conditions on the first day of each national SPA meeting since 1987 with historical data using the day, month, and location of each meeting. Using a generalized estimating equations model, the odds ratio of rain comparing meeting and nonmeeting days was 2.63 (P value 0.006, 95% confidence interval 1.32-5.22). These results confirm a
more » ... significantly higher frequency of rain at national SPA meetings than would be anticipated. (Anesth Analg 2012;114:1102-3) From the
doi:10.1213/ane.0b013e318248e383 pmid:22366849 fatcat:dzrjdnpqffamdcyewym62c6gpq