Investigating the impact of excess zeros on hurdlegeneralized Poisson regression model with right censored count data
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Typically, a Poisson model is assumed for count data. In many cases, there are many zeros in the dependent variable, thus the mean is not equal to the variance value of the dependent variable. Therefore, Poisson model is not suitable anymore for this kind of data because of too many zeros. Thus, we suggest using a hurdlegeneralized Poisson regression model. Furthermore, the response variable in such cases is censored for some values because of some big values. A censored hurdlegeneralized Poisson regression model is introduced on count data with many zeros in this paper. The estimation of regression parameters using the maximum likelihood method is discussed and the goodnessoffit for the regression model is examined. An example and a simulation will be used to illustrate the effects of right censoring on the parameter estimation and their standard errors.
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