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Table 3 Community level variability and model fitness for assessment of early initiation of breastfeeding among women of reproductive age in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Magnitude and determinants of breastfeeding initiation within one hour among reproductive women in Sub-Saharan Africa; evidence from demographic and health survey data: a multilevel study

Parameter Null model Model I Model II Model III
Community variance(se) 0.83(0.043) 0.74(0.074) 0.66(0.042) 0.52(0.09)
ICC 0.19 0.16 0.18 0.16
MOR(95% CI) 2.38(2.19 – 2.60) 2.27(1.96 – 2.63) 2.17(1.95 – 2.30) 2.00(1.67 – 2.37)
PCV(%) Reference 10.84% 20.48% 37.35%
Model comparision
Log-liklihood ratio -138,905.70 -56,638.26 -138,895.90 -56,636.35
Deviance (-2LL) 277, 811.4 113,276.52 277, 791 113, 272.7
  1. -2LL log-likelihood, ICC Intra class Correlation Coefficient, MOR Median Odds Ratio, PCV Proportional Change in Variance, SE Standard Error