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Table 5 Posterior Mean Estimates of the Fixed Effect Parameters for Cough

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   0.328 0.088 0.156 0.504 0.163 0.060 0.044 0.282 0.210 0.269 −0.316 0.936
Sex of Child              
  Female             
  Male 0.004 0.023 −0.042 0.049 −0.007 0.013 −0.034 0.018 0.015 0.037 −0.058 0.087
Preceding Birth Interval              
  25 + months             
  <25 months 0.031 0.034 −0.036 0.096 −0.004 0.019 −0.041 0.033 −0.008 0.048 −0.102 0.089
Place of Residence              
  Rural             
  Urban −0.047 0.035 −0.115 0.024 −0.006 0.026 −0.058 0.042 −0.019 0.046 −0.109 0.072
Marital Status              
  Married             
  Single 0.003 0.041 −0.074 0.086 0.016 0.020 −0.023 0.054 0.072 0.068 −0.058 0.21
Household Size              
  Small             
  Medium and/or large −0.007 0.023 −0.052 0.038 0.014 0.013 −0.010 0.040 0.054 0.117 −0.278 0.178
Antenatal Visit              
  No visits             
  Had some visits 0.007 0.030 −0.053 0.067 0.018 0.021 −0.024 0.059 0.124 0.049 0.026 0.218
Place of Delivery              
  Home and others             
  Hospital −0.020 0.028 −0.075 0.034 −0.061 0.015 −0.091 −0.031 −0.086 0.043 −0.169 −0.001
Mothers Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education 0.046 0.035 −0.021 0.119 0.008 0.020 −0.031 0.048 0.096 0.075 −0.058 0.244
Source of Drinking Water              
  Unprotected source             
  Protected Source −0.039 0.031 −0.100 0.022 −0.005 0.015 −0.033 0.024 0.106 0.045 0.019 0.194
Type of Toilet Facilities              
  No facility             
  Pit or flush 0.049 0.028 −0.004 0.102 0.009 0.015 −0.020 0.041 −0.138 0.047 −0.229 −0.047
Partners Education              
  No education             
  Primary, Secondary or Higher education −0.008 0.030 −0.063 0.050 −0.001 0.018 −0.033 0.034 −0.011 0.056 −0.121 0.095
Exposure to Mass Media              
  No Radio             
  Yes Radio 0.007 0.026 −0.044 0.059 0.001 0.015 −0.028 0.031 0.056 0.039 −0.018 0.129
Ever Had Vaccination              
  No             
  Yes 0.060 0.029 0.003 0.119 −0.010 0.018 −0.046 0.024 −0.066 0.045 −0.158 0.02