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Table 2 Comparison of model fit using Deviance Information Criterion (DIC)

From: Bayesian spatial analysis of childhood diseases in Zimbabwe

Model 1999 Survey 2005–6 Survey 2010–11 Survey
  Deviance PD DIC Deviance PD DIC Deviance PD DIC
Diarrhoea
M0 426.98 15.63 489.33 1045.88 15.75 1077.38 190.87 16.22 223.31
M1 3151.94 10.59 3173.11 4860.33 10.24 4880.81 5190.90 10.43 5211.76
M2 414.54 21.77 476.02 931.95 23.06 978.08 90.54 25.64 141.82
a M3 416.02 29.24 474.50 906.67 32.15 970.97 100.45 18.94 138.32
Fever
M0 422.65 16.23 485.88 1040.97 15.96 1072.89 190.49 16.10 222.69
M1 3130.98 11.45 3153.88 4843.40 10.67 4864.73 5185.81 10.90 5207.62
M2 417.31 28.64 474.58 926.03 21.47 968.97 90.16 26.15 142.45
a M3 419.98 20.75 473.93 902.68 32.22 967.11 101.76 18.39 138.54
Cough
M0 423.49 15.97 485.79 1036.25 16.02 1068.29 190.44 15.87 222.18
M1 3125.55 10.87 3147.29 4817.29 11.19 4839.66 5190.46 11.42 5213.30
M2 419.77 27.78 475.32 921.01 21.48 963.97 89.14 26.70 142.54
a M3 420.06 19.86 473.75 896.80 32.81 962.42 99.18 19.15 137.47
  1. a Best performing models