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Re: st: RE: Ordinal logistic regression

From   "Mary E. Mackesy-Amiti" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Ordinal logistic regression
Date   Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:13:45 -0600

I usually feel the same way about reducing information, but in some cases the clinically-relevant categories are of greater interest than the continuum.

Mary Ellen

On 11/11/2010 9:28 AM, Nick Cox wrote:
Yes, but that strikes me as just throwing away information.


Amal Khanolkar

I would like to know if BMI categorised into normal, overweight and obese could be considered as ordinal data and if so if be used as the outcome in 'ordinal logistic regression' with categorical exposures?

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