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Table 3 Posterior Mean Estimates of the Fixed Effect Parameters for Diarrhoea

From: Bayesian spatial analysis of childhood diseases in Zimbabwe

Covariate Category 1999 Survey 2005–6 Survey 2010–11 Survey
Mean SD 2.5 % Quantile 97.5 % Quantile Mean SD 2.5 % Quantile 97.5 % Quantile Mean SD 2.5 % Quantile 97.5 % Quantile
Const   0.125 0.059 0.011 0.239 0.161 0.047 0.067 0.257 0.440 0.315 −0.183 1.053
Sex of Child              
  Female             
  Male −0.010 0.016 −0.041 0.022 −0.004 0.010 −0.025 0.016 0.043 0.045 −0.044 0.131
Preceding Birth Interval              
  25 + months             
  <25 months −0.050 0.024 −0.096 −0.002 −0.010 0.015 −0.038 0.018 0.005 0.058 −0.110 0.118
Place of Residence              
  Rural             
  Urban −0.021 0.024 −0.066 0.028 −0.006 0.019 −0.042 0.032 0.031 0.054 −0.079 0.133
Marital Status              
  Married             
  Single −0.011 0.028 −0.065 0.043 0.033 0.015 0.003 0.066 −0.056 0.078 −0.210 0.101
Household Size              
  Small             
  Medium and/or large −0.005 0.015 −0.035 0.025 0.004 0.010 −0.016 0.023 0.037 0.134 −0.300 0.23
Antenatal Visit              
  No visits             
  Had some visits −0.038 0.021 −0.080 0.005 −0.005 0.017 −0.040 0.027 −0.040 0.059 −0.156 0.077
Place of Delivery              
  Home and others             
  Hospital −0.003 0.020 −0.043 0.036 −0.018 0.012 −0.042 0.004 −0.052 0.051 −0.154 0.045
Mothers Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education 0.005 0.023 −0.040 0.051 −0.021 0.016 −0.052 0.010 −0.079 0.087 −0.250 0.095
Source of Drinking Water              
  Unprotected source             
  Protected Source −0.006 0.022 −0.048 0.034 −0.024 0.011 −0.046 −0.002 −0.050 0.054 −0.155 0.054
Type of Toilet Facilities              
  No facility             
  Pit or flush 0.008 0.020 −0.031 0.047 0.014 0.012 −0.010 0.037 0.019 0.055 −0.085 0.125
Partners Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education −0.027 0.020 −0.067 0.013 0.016 0.013 −0.010 0.043 −0.003 0.065 −0.132 0.119
Exposure to Mass Media              
  No Radio             
  Yes Radio −0.007 0.018 −0.042 0.027 −0.012 0.012 −0.035 0.011 0.044 0.046 −0.043 0.134
Ever Had Vaccination              
  No             
  Yes 0.032 0.021 −0.007 0.074 −0.007 0.013 −0.033 0.019 0.025 0.051 −0.076 0.13