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Table 4 Estimated area-level random effects from multilevel discrete-time survival models

From: Comparing multilevel and Bayesian spatial random effects survival models to assess geographical inequalities in colorectal cancer survival: a case study

Model Description1 ml _u j 2(95% CrI) p 3 MOR (95% CrI)4
1 Null (no covariates) only individual & area-level random effects 0.025 (0.014, 0.039) <0.001 1.16 (1.13, 1.21)
2 Individual-level covariates 0.011 (0.006, 0.018) 0.04 1.10 (1.08, 1.14)
3 Individual-level covariates & area-remoteness 0.007 (0.003, 0.014) 0.10 1.08 (1.05, 1.12)
4 Individual-level covariates & area-disadvantage 0.006 (0.001, 0.014) 0.08 1.08 (1.03, 1.12)
5 Full model: all individual- & area-level covariates 0.005 (0.001, 0.012) 0.12 1.07 (1.03, 1.11)
  1. CrI: Credible Interval.
  2. 1. Models 2–5 adjusted for all individual-level covariates; Model 4 also adjusted for area disadvantage; Model 5 also adjusted for area remoteness and area disadvantage.
  3. 2. The residual area-level variance from the MCMC simulations for multilevel analysis.
  4. 3. From Wald χ2 test.
  5. 4. Median odds ratio-Refer to text and Appendix 1 for details.