Table 1

Model comparison and fit among all three models used in analysis, as measured by DIC and MLL

ModelDICMLL
BesagBYMBesagBYM
Less than 16276.83273.57−200.11−131.61
16 to 17357.55356.29−242.67−174.05
18 to 19371.68368.64−250.48−181.26
Less than 20407.79406.95−282.14−210.33
  • BYC, Besag, York and Mollié; DIC, Deviance Information Criterion; MIL, marginal log-likelihood.