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Logistic regression.
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PMID:  18450055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus used by the National Library of Medicine defines logistic regression models as "statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable." Logistic regression models are used to study effects of predictor variables on categorical outcomes and normally the outcome is binary, such as presence or absence of disease (e.g., non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), in which case the model is called a binary logistic model. When there are multiple predictors (e.g., risk factors and treatments) the model is referred to as a multiple or multivariable logistic regression model and is one of the most frequently used statistical model in medical journals. In this chapter, we examine both simple and multiple binary logistic regression models and present related issues, including interaction, categorical predictor variables, continuous predictor variables, and goodness of fit.
Todd G Nick; Kathleen M Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  404     ISSN:  1064-3745     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Data Interpretation, Statistical*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / genetics
Liver Transplantation
Logistic Models*
Models, Biological*
Odds Ratio
Polymorphism, Genetic
Transforming Growth Factor beta / genetics
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0/Transforming Growth Factor beta

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