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A Score Test for Testing a Zero‐Inflated Poisson Regression Model Against Zero‐Inflated Negative Binomial Alternatives

Martin Ridout, John Hinde and Clarice G. B. Demétrio

Biometrics, 2001, vol. 57, issue 1, 219-223

Abstract: Summary. Count data often show a higher incidence of zero counts than would be expected if the data were Poisson distributed. Zero‐inflated Poisson regression models are a useful class of models for such data, but parameter estimates may be seriously biased if the nonzero counts are overdispersed in relation to the Poisson distribution. We therefore provide a score test for testing zero‐inflated Poisson regression models against zero‐inflated negative binomial alternatives.

Date: 2001
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