The Analysis of Count Data: Poisson Model

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Third edition

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172805
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865697 | DOI:

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 The Analysis of Count Data: Poisson Model

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Data consisting of counts are fundamental to the analysis of epidemiologic data. Counts come in various forms, such as numerators of rates, numerators of proportions, and values directly entered into tables. Regression allows the analysis of counts when they are known or assumed to be sampled from Poisson probability distributions. This chapter discusses the Poisson model, Poisson model adjusted rate, Poisson regression, and application of the Poisson model.

Keywords: Poisson model; epidemiologic data analysis; counts; numerators of rates; numberators of proportions; values

Chapter.  8986 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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