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Table 7 Comparison of 95% confidence intervals of the estimated (est.) parameters (para) with recommended confidence intervals by Stellingwerf (1994)

From: Allometric models for estimating aboveground biomass in the tropical woodlands of Ghana, West Africa

Model Para. Est. 95% CI ±20% of est. Para. Est. 95% CI ±20% of est.
M1 a1 0.161 0.121–0.201a 0.129–0.193 b1 1.193 1.158–1.228 0.954–2.147
M2 a2 0.202 0.166–0.238 0.162–0.242 b2 1.205 1.180–1.231 0.964–2.169
M3 a3 0.227 0.190–0.264 0.182–0.272 b3 1.196 1.172–1.220 0.957–2.153
M4 a4 0.05 0.039–0.062 0.04–0.060 b4 0.974 0.941–1.007 0.779–1753
M5 a5 0.059 0.044–0.073 0.047–0.071 b5 0.966 0.940–0.992 0.773–1.739
M6 a6 0.058 0.049–0.067 0.046–0.070 b6 0.999 0.983–1.015 0.799–1.798
M7 a7 0.053 0.045–0.061 0.042–0.064 b7 1.009 0.992–1.025 0.807–1.816
  1. a95% confidence interval is outside recommended confidence interval