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Multilevel zero-inflated negative binomial regression modeling for over-dispersed count data with extra zeros
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Abbas Moghimbeigi، نويسنده , , Mohammed Reza Eshraghian، نويسنده , , Kazem Mohammad & Brian Mcardle، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
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Count data with excess zeros often occurs in areas such as public health, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, engineering, and agriculture. Zero-inflated Poisson (ZIP) regression and zero-inflated negative binomial (ZINB) regression are useful for modeling such data, but because of hierarchical study design or the data collection procedure, zero-inflation and correlation may occur simultaneously. To overcome these challenges ZIP or ZINB may still be used. In this paper, multilevel ZINB regression is used to overcome these problems. The method of parameter estimation is an expectation-maximization algorithm in conjunction with the penalized likelihood and restricted maximum likelihood estimates for variance components. Alternative modeling strategies, namely the ZIP distribution are also considered. An application of the proposed model is shown on decayed, missing, and filled teeth of children aged 12 years old.
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EM algorithm , Multilevel , Negative binomial regression , zero-inflation , Poisson Regression , Count data
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