Table 3

Deviance information criteria (DICs) for models with a latent autocorrelation structure.

Model

Total

Total surgical

Total medical

EFE

Grass sickness

Large colon impaction

Large colon displacement

Lipoma


No seasonality, no trend

756.83

718.59

607.42

282.14

339.02

414.80

483.27

419.58

12-month seasonality, no trend

754.20

720.39

604.86

261.33

280.39

391.20

481.77

421.54

12- and 6-month seasonality, no trend

732.29

708.46

592.65

258.93

267.09

394.47

459.30

425.44


A lower DIC statistic can be considered to represent a better model

Archer et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2006 2:27   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-2-27

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