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Table 4 Posterior Mean Estimates of the Fixed Effect Parameters for Fever

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   0.230 0.079 0.073 0.388 0.080 0.042 0.001 0.163 0.101 0.276 −0.441 0.648
Sex of Child              
  Female             
  Male −0.004 0.022 −0.049 0.040 0.007 0.009 −0.012 0.025 0.015 0.038 −0.057 0.087
Preceding Birth Interval              
  25 + months             
  <25 months 0.006 0.031 −0.057 0.067 −0.015 0.014 −0.041 0.011 −0.016 0.049 −0.110 0.082
Place of Residence              
  Rural             
  Urban −0.013 0.032 −0.076 0.049 −0.011 0.017 −0.046 0.024 0.005 0.046 −0.084 0.1
Marital Status              
  Married             
  Single −0.025 0.036 −0.097 0.045 0.041 0.014 0.013 0.068 −0.063 0.069 −0.194 0.076
Household Size              
  Small             
  Medium and/or large −0.010 0.021 −0.052 0.031 0.006 0.009 −0.011 0.023 0.081 0.117 −0.316 0.147
Antenatal Visit              
  No visits             
  Had some visits 0.012 0.028 −0.043 0.066 0.003 0.016 −0.028 0.035 0.089 0.051 −0.010 0.186
Place of Delivery              
  Home and others             
  Hospital −0.024 0.024 −0.072 0.024 −0.044 0.011 −0.065 −0.021 −0.093 0.043 −0.174 −0.008
Mothers Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education 0.046 0.032 −0.017 0.109 −0.005 0.014 −0.034 0.023 0.056 0.072 −0.089 0.196
Source of Drinking Water              
  Unprotected source             
  Protected Source −0.019 0.028 −0.075 0.037 0.010 0.011 −0.011 0.031 0.015 0.045 −0.077 0.103
Type of Toilet Facilities              
  No facility             
  Pit or flush −0.006 0.026 −0.056 0.043 −0.005 0.011 −0.026 0.017 −0.023 0.047 −0.116 0.07
Partners Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education −0.022 0.027 −0.075 0.030 −0.002 0.013 −0.027 0.023 0.053 0.056 −0.055 0.164
Exposure to Mass Media              
  No Radio             
  Yes Radio −0.012 0.023 −0.057 0.034 −0.001 0.011 −0.021 0.022 0.081 0.037 0.008 0.152
Ever Had Vaccination              
  No             
  Yes 0.023 0.027 −0.031 0.075 0.003 0.013 −0.021 0.028 0.036 0.043 −0.051 0.123