Table 2

Goodness of fit and likelihood ratio test for incidence rates in Singapore, Sweden and Geneva
Goodness of fit
Singapore Sweden Geneva
(Negative binomial) (Negative binomial) (Negative binomial)
Model Res Dev* Df# AIC§ P-value Res Dev DF AIC P-value Res Dev DF AIC P-value
Age (A) 31.5 42 473 0.882 24.4 42 817 0.632 38.3 42 500 0.986
Age-Drift (AD) 7.2 41 451 0.999 6.6 41 802 0.999 14.6 41 478 0.999
Age-Period (AP) 5.6 36 460 0.999 3.7 36 809 0.999 12.1 36 485 0.999
Age-Cohort (AC) 6.4 30 472 0.999 2.9 30 820 0.999 6.1 30 491 0.999
Full APC 5.0 25 481 0.999 2.0 25 829 0.999 5.1 25 500 0.999
Likelihood ratio test
Model Dev DF P-value Dev DF P-value Dev DF P-value
(H0vs H1)
AP vs APC 0.6 11 0.999 1.7 11 0.999 7.0 11 0.800
AC vs APC 1.4 5 0.925 0.9 5 0.972 1.0 5 0.959

* Residual deviance.

# Degree of freedom.

§ Akaike information criterion.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:222   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-222

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