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Table 2 Model selection for assessing sexual differences in the effects of sarcoptic mange infection on body condition of Iberian ibexes

From: Sex-biased severity of sarcoptic mange at the same biological cost in a sexually dimorphic ungulate

Biological model K AIC Δi wi
Mange severity + Sex 3 1259.1 0 0.73
Mange severity * Sex 4 1261.2 2.17 0.25
Date * Sex + Mange severity 11 1266.5 7.46 0.02
Date + Mange severity 5 1277.4 18.39 <0.01
Mange severity 3 1278.1 19.08 <0.01
  1. K = number of parameters, AIC = Akaike Information Criterion, Δi = difference of AIC with respect to the best model, wi = Akaike weight. The best model is shown in bold. + indicates that the effects of the variables are additive, whereas * indicates the interaction of the variables