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st: negative binomial regression accepts non-integer continuous outcomes?


From   Jason Bond <jbond@arg.org>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: negative binomial regression accepts non-integer continuous outcomes?
Date   Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:16:03 +0000

I'm running negative binomial regression using nbreg and it seems to accept dependent variables that are positive and continuous (i.e., they are not required to be positive integers).  Is Stata truncating or rounding these dependent variable values to integer values before estimating the model?  Thanks for any guidance,

  Jason

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