I'm in a bit of a mess with interpreting the output of a Poisson regression model with log-transformed predictors. The predictors are counts, and the log transforms them for the linear part of model.
glm(y ~ log(x1) + log(x2), data=dt, family=poisson(link="log"))
I've been asked to present them as incidence rate ratios (IRR), which are the exponentiated coefficients:
exp(coef), rather than coefficeints themselves. These are more intuitive to my audience.
I've found a number of other posts on interpreting coefficients/poisson regression:How to interpret coefficients in a Poisson regression?, How to interpret parameter estimates in Poisson GLM results and Interpreting coefficients for Poisson regression . None of these relate to transformed variables.
Does the log transformation pose any problems with the usual IRR interpretation. Can it be exponentiation out in some manner? What would this do to the IRRs?
As it stands my IRRs would be for Intercept, log(x1) and log(x2).