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st: Poisson or ordered logit/probit

From   Tinna <>
Subject   st: Poisson or ordered logit/probit
Date   Sat, 21 Jan 2006 17:35:15 -0500

Dear Statalisters,

If my dependent variable isn't really a COUNT measure, but an ordinal
measure of something else (in my case self assessed health status),
can I still use the Poisson estimation? What are the cons of don't
that? Why is e.g. ordinal logit or ordinal probit better?


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