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Table 2 Deviance information criteria and empirical variances of the Bayesian models (with their 95 % credible intervals, CI)

From: Impact of socioeconomic inequalities on geographic disparities in cancer incidence: comparison of methods for spatial disease mapping

  Deviance information criteria Empirical variances (95 % CI)
Cancer α(+βχι) α + Vi(+βχι) α + Ui(+βχι) α + Ui + Vi(+βχι) s 2u s 2v
Without covariate
 Lung 2172.8 2071.2 2082.8 2068.3 0.031 (0.004; 0.498) 0.057 (0.031; 0.085)
 Prostate 2765.3 2631.4 2585.4 2589.2 0.008 (0.003; 0.019) 0.617 (0.310; 0.998)
 Colon-rectum 1929.0 1931.0 1930.3 1932.5 0.0091 (0.002; 0.022) 0.0354 (0.007; 0.180)
 Bladder 1374.6 1373.2 1371.0 1371.4 0.018 (0.005; 0.052) 0.241 (0.025; 1.015)
With covariate
 Lung 2016.5 2007.2 2009.9 2007.9 0.066 (0.013; 0.374) 0.011 (0.002; 0.030)
 Prostate 2736.4 2630.2 2585.7 2588.5 0.007 (0.017; 0.002) 0.577 (0.261; 0.981)
 Colon-rectum 1930.7 1933.1 1932.0 1933.3 0.007 (0.002; 0.024) 0.006 (0.002; 0.143)
 Bladder 1368.3 1371.0 1367.4 1370.3 0.017 (0.0035; 0.056) 0.195 (0.030; 2.529)
  1. (+βχ ι ) in case of additional covariate - \( \mathbf{\mathcal{U}} \): Autocorrelation - \( \mathbf{\mathcal{V}} \): heterogeneity - s 2 u : Autocorrelation empirical variance - s 2 v : Heterogeneity empirical variance – \( \mathbf{\mathcal{X}} \) Townsend index components