indirect correlation

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Noun1.indirect correlation - a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
correlational statistics, correlation - a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other
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I think there has to be a direct or at least indirect correlation.
Pain severity as measured by the MCQ-SF and BPI-SF showed a moderate indirect correlation with the Physical Component Score of the SF-36 whereas only pain interference of the BPI-SF showed a moderate indirect relationship with the Mental Component Score of the SF-36.
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