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Table 2 Bayesian posterior median (95% credible interval), summaries of model fit (DIC) and complexity (p D )

From: Comparison of Bayesian and frequentist approaches in modelling risk of preterm birth near the Sydney Tar Ponds, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nodes Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
α - -0.097 (-0.326,0.120) - -0.087 (-0.317,0.130)
α o 0.246 (0.188,0.305) 0.268 (0.193,0.343) 0.241 (0.182,0.300) 0.260 (0.183,0.336)
ϕ 1 - - -0.019 (-0.108,0.070) -0.019 (-0.107,0.072)
ϕ 2 - - -0.001 (-0.080,0.077) 0.001 (-0.079,0.080)
ϕ 3 - - 0.051 (-0.091,0.195) 0.049 (-0.092,0.189)
ϕ 4 - - 0.008 (-0.102,0.118) 0.008 (-0.101,0.116)
ϕ 5 - - -0.002 (-0.093,0.090) -0.002 (-0.092,0.090)
ψ 0.557 (0.428,0.676) 0.559 (0.434,0.679) 0.555 (0.426,0.677) 0.558 (0.430,0.682)
η 1.279 (1.207,1.356) 1.307 (1.212,1.409) 1.272 (1.200,1.349) 1.297 (1.201,1.400)
σ u 0.187 (0.125,0.281) 0.189 (0.127,0.283) 0.185 (0.124,0.282) 0.187 (0.126,0.287)
σ v 0.149 (0.109,0.204) 0.149 (0.110,0.204) 0.149 (0.108,0.204) 0.149 (0.108,0.203)
DIC 727.934 728.672 732.164 734.653
p D 38.419 39.208 42.915 41.094