Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008
Spatial Analysis of Tuberculosis Cases in Migrants and Permanent Residents, Beijing, 2000–2006
|Parameter||Estimate||Standard error||χ2 value||p value|
|Error terms combined||0.200||0.069||8.330||<0.005|
|Error term associated with TB prevalence†||–0.067||0.068||0.965||0.3259|
|Error term associated with origin (zone) of cases‡||0.342||0.124||7.603||<0.005|
†If the error term is statistically significant, it indicates that there are differences in the prevalence rate of TB at the district level (but doesn’t identify which districts are different and the degree of difference).
‡If the error term is statistically significant, it indicates that there are differences in the prevalence rate of TB by origin (zone) of cases (but doesn’t identify which the degree of difference between origins).