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Table 3 Parameters and model fit statistics for multilevel regression analysis models

From: Minimum acceptable diet intake and its associated factors among children age at 6–23 months in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis of the sub-Saharan Africa demographic and health survey

Parameters Null model Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Cluster level Variance 0.79 0.76 0.72 0.63
ICC 0.194 0.188 0.179 0.161
MOR 2.33[2.22, 2.41]** 2.29 2.24 2.12
PCV Reff 0.038 0.089 0.225
Model fitness
Deviance 50,378 45,762 49,528 45,544
Mean VIF 1.45 1.39 1.54
  1. ICC Inter cluster correlation coefficient, MOR Median odds ratio, PCV proportional change in variance, VIF Variance Inflation Factors
  2. *P-value < 0.05
  3. **P value < 0.01
  4. ***P value < 0.001