Table 3

Goodness of fit and likelihood ratio test for mortality rates in Singapore, Sweden and Geneva
Goodness of fit
Singapore Sweden Geneva
(Negative binomial) (Negative binomial) (Poisson)
Model Res Dev* Df# AIC§ P-value Res Dev DF AIC P-value Res Dev DF AIC P-value
Age (A) 13.5 42 402 0.999 1.1079 42 641 0.999 72.0 42 282 0.003
Age-Drift (AD) 13.3 41 404 0.999 1.1077 41 643 0.999 40.4 41 252 0.495
Age-Period (AP) 8.7 36 409 0.999 0.71 36 653 0.999 32.4 36 254 0.642
Age-Cohort (AC) 6.9 30 419 0.999 0.50 30 665 0.999 34.1 35 263 0.512
Full APC 5.0 25 428 0.999 0.28 25 674 0.999 27.6 30 267 0.594
Likelihood ratio test
Model (H0vs H1) Dev DF P-value Dev DF P-value Dev DF P-value
AP vs APC 3.7 11 0.979 0.43 11 0.999 4.8 6 0.570
AC vs APC 1.9 5 0.869 0.22 5 0.999 6.5 5 0.258

* 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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