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Table 3 Posterior estimates for the fixed effects parameters for under-five mortality. Included are the values of the deviance information criteria (DIC)

From: Geographical variations in infant and child mortality in West Africa: a geo-additive discrete-time survival modelling

  Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Variables in model Posterior mean Credible interval Posterior mean Credible interval Posterior mean Credible interval
Individual characteristics
 Place of residence
  Urban 0   0   0  
  Rural 0.212 0.181, 0.245 0.093 0.053, 0.135 0.053 0.010, 0.092
 Birth order
  1st birth 0   0   0  
  2nd or 3rd order −0.099 −0.140, −0.056 −0.102 −0.143, −0.063 −0.104 −0.146, 0.057
  4th or higher order −0.358 −0.410, −0.307 −0.444 −0.499, −0.392 −0.468 −0.523, −0.062
 Multiple birth
  Yes 0   0   0  
  No −0.545 −0.597, −0.496 −0.551 −0.603, −0.502 −0.568 −0.617, −0.518
 Sex
  Female 0   0   0  
  Male 0.067 0.043, 0.096 0.070 0.044, 0.096 0.072 0.046, 0.097
 Sex of the household head
  Male 0   0   0  
  Female 0.007 −0.032, 0.049 −0.013 −0.028, 0.052 0.015 −0.026, 0.057
Status variables
 Educational attainment
  No education    0   0  
  Primary    0.083 0.030, 0.096 0.083 0.030, 0.136
  Secondary or higher    −0.280 −0.341, −0.219 −0.253 −0.323, −0.183
 Wealth
  Poorest    0   0  
  Poorer    0.163 0.0110, 0.217 0.088 −0.029, 0.049
  Middle    0.046 −0.008, 0.101 0.015 −0.040, 0.072
  Richer    −0.018 −0.073, 0.037 0.022 −0.037, 0.080
  Richest    −0.278 −0.366, −0.193 −0.092 −0.198, 0.008
 Working status
  No    0   0  
  Yes    0.151 0.120, 0.181 0.153 0.121, 0.183
Amenity variables
 Has electricity
  No      0  
  Yes      −0.054 −0.099, −0.010
 Toilet facility
  Non-improved      0  
  Improved      −0.053 −0.089, −0.018
 Water source
  Others      0  
  Surface      0.014 −0.065, 0.096
  Well      0.019 −0.048, 0.085
  Pipe      −0.076 −0.157, 0.006
Place of delivery
 Any other place      0  
 Hospital      −0.177 −0.209, −0.146
Exposure to mass media
 Newspaper      0.012 −0.052, 0.079
 Radio      0.033 0.004, 0.063
 Television      −0.036 −0.074, 0.001
Type of cooking fuel
 Any other      0  
 Electricity/gas      −0.126 −0.341, 0.088
 Kerosene      −0.033 −0.187, 0.116
 Wood      0.037 −0.065, 0.141
DIC 39944.611 39670.047 39532.862