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Table 2 Overall spatial correlation for liver cancer across 35 health regions in Ontario – Hierarchical Poisson models

From: Cluster of liver cancer and immigration: A geographic analysis of incidence data for Ontario 1998–2002

  Variables Adjusted Variance (SE) for RREa Moran's Ib (p value) Geary's Cb (p value)
Model 1 Age, sex 0.086 (0.028) 0.231 (0.006) 0.611 (0.002)
Model 2 + geolocation 0.080 (0.027) 0.182 (0.020) 0.677 (0.010)
Model 3 + immigration 0.049 (0.021) 0.062 (0.198) 0.818 (0.094)
Model 4 + selected factorsc 0.050 (0.022) 0.073 (0.172) 0.810 (0.085)
  1. a Variance and standard error (SE) for regional random effects (RRE), all significant at the level p < 0.01;
  2. b Calculated from estimated regional random effects.
  3. c Including smoking, alcohol drinking, exercise, obesity, consumption of fruits and vegetables, diabetes, education and income.