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Re: st: Incidence rate ratio


From   wangxin <seu_wangxin@yahoo.com.cn>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Incidence rate ratio
Date   Thu, 6 Mar 2008 06:54:38 -0800 (PST)

so, your dependent variable is dead or alive? that is
a binary one. you may use Logistic regression.

--- Mohammed El Faramawi <melfaram@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to calculate the incidence rate
> ratio(IRR)
>  for a categorical variable ( Mortality) which  has
> two categories only ( dead or alive) in a
> probability
> weighted sample. I am also trying to adjust for
> covariates. I know that poisson regression can be
> used
> to calculate  (IRR) and adjust for covariates given
> that the outcome is  a count for example the number
> of
>  deaths, number stroke attacks, etc . My question is
> what regression should I use  in such a situation
> i.e
> outcome which is not count.Can I still use poisson
> regression which I doubt it?? Thank you
> 
> 
> 
>      
>
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