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st: offset/exposure term in poisson analysis
I'm trying to model the rate of a certain disease (amount of cases divided by population). Am I allowed to use an exposure/offset term for the population when modelling the rate?
Furthermore, when executing the poisson command I can use an exposure term but I can't use offset (while the help file claims that these options should give the same result). Stata comments:
exposure = exp(pop) overflows;
could not estimate constant-only model
use exposure() option for exposure = pop
When I'm using the glm command (with family=poisson) in order to be able to allow for the overdispersion of my data, I'm not allowed to use an exposure term and when trying to use offset, I get the following error message:
initial values not feasible r(1400)
Any ideas how to solve this problem so I can include include an exposure or offset term when using glm?
Thanks (and I know, I'm a stata beginner, so I'm sorry if these are stupid questions...)
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Wellington School of Medicine,
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