Term: Poisson Regression

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Last Updated: 2013-06-05


Statistical analyses for data that follow a Poisson distribution, which is the pattern usually followed by a set of results in which the measurements are counts and has the assumption that the variance of an outcome is equal to its mean. Poisson regression is often the best choice for modelling counts of rare events, such as death. (Hassard T, 1991).

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