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Table 3 Comparison of DICs assessing significance of random effects on EA and district random effect models

From: An application of mixed-effect models to analyse contraceptive use in Malawian women

Model DIC χ 2 df p-value
EA Random effect models
 Full model 27,582.03    
 No parity random effects 27,625.85 43.82 3 < 0.001
 No age random effects 27,602.48 20.45 3 < 0.001
 No covariances 27,583.33 1.30 3 0.729
 No interaction terms 27,588.26 4.93 6 0.553
District random effect models
 Full model 27,750.11    
 No parity random effects 27,757.08 6.97 4 0.138
 No age random effects 27,770.25 20.14 4 0.001
 No POR random effects 27,751.81 1.70 4 0.791
 Age random effects only 27,760.64 10.53 7 0.160
 No covariances 27,759.73 9.62 8 0.293
 No interaction terms 27,757.26 7.15 14 0.929