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Table 2 BYM modelling: results by gender

From: Shared component modelling as an alternative to assess geographical variations in medical practice: gender inequalities in hospital admissions for chronic diseases

  Men
Median (CI95%)
Women
Median (CI95%)
Parameter estimates   
   Unstructured variance( σ h 2 ) 0.022 (0.004,0.038) 0.037 (0.022,0.054)
   Marginal Spatial variance( σ u 2 ) 0.054 (0.036,0.073) 0.060 (0.040,0.080)
Fraction of variability explained   
   Spatial fraction 71.2% (50.1,94.5) 61.7% (45.2, 77.2)
Model fit comparison criteria   
   DIC (Total DIC = 3888.07) 1942.81 (pD = 174.90) 1945.26 (pD = 175.721)
  1. CI: Confidence Interval, type I error = 5%; DIC: Deviance Information Criterion