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Zero-inflated Poisson models and C. A. MAN: A tutorial collection of evidence. (English) Zbl 0914.62091
Summary: Analysis of count data is required in many areas of biometric interest. Often the simple Poisson distribution is not appropriate, since an extra-number of zero counts occur in the count data. Some current approaches for the problem at hand are reviewed. It will be argued that these situations can often be easily modeled using the zero-inflated Poisson distribution. A variety of applications are considered in which this occurs. Possibilities are outlined on how the validity of the zero-inflated Poisson can be validated including a comparison with the nonparametric Poisson mixture maximum likelihood estimator.

MSC:
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
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