Table 4

Measures of variation (random effects)

Model 1a

Model 2b

Model 3c

Model 4d

Model 5e


Random effects

Community-level

Variance (SE)

0.595(0.160)*

0.494 (0.158)*

0.432 (0.157)*

0.317 (0.174)*

0.627 (0.195)*

VPC (%)

13.6

11.3

9.9

8.8

14.5

Mother-level

Variance (SE)

0.486 (0.247)*

0.574 (0.255)*

0.634 (0.258)*

0.000 (0.190)

0.417 (0.280)*

VPC (%)

11.1

13.2

14.5

0

9.6


a Model 1: contained only migration status;

b Model 2: migration status and demographic characteristics;

c Model 3: migration status and socio-economic characteristics;

d Model 4: migration status and characteristics indicating health care utilization;

e Model 5: migration status and community-level characteristics.

VPC = Variance partition coefficient; SE = Standard error: OR = Odds ratio; CI = Confidence Interval.

*p < .05;

**p < .01;

***p < .001

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