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Table 5 Community-level variability of prelacteal feeding practice and model comparison

From: Prelacteal feeding practice and its associated factors among mothers having children less than 2 years of age in East Africa: a multilevel analysis of the recent demographic and health surveys

Parameter Null model Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Community-level variance [SE] 0.341 (0.036) 0.302 (0.031) 0.329 (0.034) 0.295 (0.031)
ICC 0.093 0.084 0.091 0.082
MOR 1.74 (1.65, 1.85) 1.69 (1.60, 1.78) 1.72 (1.64, 1.83) 1.67 (1.59, 1.77)
PCV (%) Reference 11.4 3.5 13.5
Model fitness
Deviance 23,918 21,868 23,840 21,792
  1. Note; ICC Intraclass Correlation Coefficient, MOR Median Odds Ratio, SE Standard Error