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Table 3 Bayesian hierarchical models with different priors for the clustering component.

From: Risk of cancer in the vicinity of municipal solid waste incinerators: importance of using a flexible modelling strategy

  coefficient (95% CI) DIC; p D
All cancers in women
Gaussian CAR prior
adjacency 0.502 (0.083, 0.957) 12776; 298
distance ≤ 5 km 0.560 (0.185, 0.924) 12770; 277
distance ≤ 10 km 0.581 (0.235, 0.931) 12739; 289
Median based CAR prior
adjacency 0.526 (0.071, 0.981) 12773; 292
Breast cancer in women
Gaussian CAR prior
adjacency 0.680 (0.040, 1.315) 9707; 121
distance ≤ 5 km 0.707 (0.076, 1.239) 9725; 94
distance ≤ 10 km 0.717 (0.176, 1.258) 9717; 128
Median based CAR prior
adjacency 0.660 (0.052, 1.284) 9708; 116
  1. The estimates of regression coefficients, their 95% credible intervals for the index of exposure to MSWIs, DIC and p D terms