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Table 2 Power and coverage probability of the non-spatial and spatial methods in the simulation study for Kentucky county-level male lung cancer incidence data

From: Confidence intervals for rate ratios between geographic units

  Power Coverage probability
Non-spatial (%) Spatial (%) Non-spatial (%) Spatial (%)
Simulation under hypothetical fixed rate ratios
 0.50 98.7 98.9 96.7 95.0
 0.75 65.5 71.0 96.7 95.0
 1.0 3.23 4.98 96.8 95.0
 1.25 48.7 55.3 96.7 94.9
 1.50 85.7 88.5 96.8 95.0
 1.75 96.3 97.0 96.8 95.0