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I am using a Poisson regression model with a count data. More specifically, my dependent variable is the number of children dead.
My feeling is that I could use a Poisson model with an offset variable containing the number of children ever born.
However, I would like to know if I can just use the number of children ever born as an explanatory variable as it will control for these effects. Or rather, instead of to use the number of children ever born as an offset variable, just use it as a control variable.
Anyone can help me?