# Questions tagged [offset]

A variable with a fixed coefficient of 1. Offsets are commonly used in Poisson regression to allow the modeling of rates instead of counts.

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### When to use an offset in a Poisson regression?

Does anybody know why offset in a Poisson regression is used? What do you achieve by this?
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### Where does the offset go in Poisson/negative binomial regression? [duplicate]

(First of all, just to confirm, an offset variable functions basically the same way in Poisson and negative binomial regression, right?) Reading about the use of an offset variable, it seems to me ...
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### Using offset in binomial model to account for increased numbers of patients

Two related questions from me. I have a data frame which contains numbers of patients in one column (range 10 - 17 patients) and 0s and 1s showing whether an incident happened that day. I'm using a ...
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### In a Poisson model, what is the difference between using time as a covariate or an offset?

I recently discovered how to model exposures over time using the log of (e.g.) time as an offset in a Poisson regression. I understood that the offset corresponds to having time as covariate with ...
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### Should I use an offset for my Poisson GLM?

I am carrying out research to look at differences in fish density and fish species richness when using two different underwater visual census methods. My data was originally count data but then ...
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### Scaling vs Offsetting in Quasi-Poisson GLM

I recently modeled insurance claim frequency assuming a Quasi-Poisson distribution in R. My frequency dependent variable was calculated, in advance of modeling, as the number of claims per underlying ...
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### Binary Models (Probit and Logit) with a Logarithmic Offset

Does anyone have a derivation of how an offset works in binary models like probit and logit? In my problem, the follow-up window can vary in length. Suppose patients get a prophylactic shot as ...
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### How is a Poisson rate regression equal to a Poisson regression with corresponding offset term?

I do not understand the role of weights in "weighted Poisson regression". What exactly is being weighted? Is it the contribution of the observation to the log-likelihood of the model, or something ...
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### Offset in Logistic regression: what are the typical use cases?

Offset is commonly used in Poisson regression to take into account different exposure (different time periods for instance): offset = log of exposure Question: ...
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### Can Weights and Offset lead to similar results in poisson regression?

In "A Practioner's guide to Generalized linear models" in paragraph 1.83 it is stated that: "In the particular case of a Poisson multiplicative GLM it can be shown that modelling claim counts with ...
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### Difference between offset and exposure in Poisson Regression

Exposure and offset are two techniques often used in Poisson regressions by actuaries to predict claim frequency . From my understanding, offset and exposure are the same things, so I don't ...
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### Is it possible to use two offsets?

I am doing negative binomial linear mixed model using lme4 package in R. My question is whether or not there is a way to put two ...
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### Using glm() as substitute for simple chi square test

I am interested in changing the null hypotheses using glm() in R. For example: ...
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### Offset in Poisson regression when using an identity link function?

It appears that in Poisson regression, using an identity link function means your betas will be rate differences, and using a log link function your (exponentiated) betas will be rate ratios. You can ...
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### How can Poisson GLM work with non-count data (rate data)? [duplicate]

My question is related, but not the same as the following question: Fitting a Poisson GLM in R - issues with rates vs. counts Here's some fake data: ...
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### How to interpret glm and ols with offset

I ran a few glm and linear models with an offset. Each row in the dataset is a healthcare user. The data contains medical payments and icu days of each user between 2000 to 2007. As the number of ...
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### Difference between: Offset and Weights?

I´d like to know the difference between these parameters when I am using GLM/GLMM/GAMLSS/BETAREG. I have observed a lot of published studies using offset, weights and covariates, however I am not sure ...
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### Predicting with GAM, using an offset

I came in a new post because I’m quite confused with the use of an offset in gam() function (mgcv package). I’m actually working on predicting marine top predator’s distribution using aerial surveys (...
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### binomial glm with null-hypothesis = 0.33

I have a dataset and need to test if the values are statistical different to 0.33 (=1/3). Flies have the choice between 3 types of berries. So, if they do not care about the type they would lay 1/3 of ...
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### Quasi-poisson or negative binomial regression with continuous dependent variable?

My dependent variable is originally count data. Because of several corrections it became continuous variable (originaly my data are pellet-group counts (for estimating deer density), corrected for ...
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### How to derive the Projected normal distribution

Suppose we have a bivariate normal variable $\mathbf{x}= (x_1, x_2)$ with mean $\mu_1$ and $\mu_2$ and variances $\sigma_1^2$ and $\sigma_2^2$ and correlation $\rho$. I need to obtain the pdf of the ...
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### Poisson Rate Regression: Offset? [duplicate]

I'm comparing two groups on the # of hospitalizations they have in a 5 year period. Length of hospitalization stay is highly variable. For example, a patient might have 3 hospitalizations that in ...
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### Offset in Poisson regression

Consider an offset term in a Poisson regression: $$\log \mu_x = \log t_x+ \beta_0 + \beta_{1} x$$ To interpret $\beta_0$, would you need to consider $(\beta_0+ \log t_x)$? Because what if \$t_x \neq ...
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### offset in glm for poisson regression

The offset argument in the glm() quite troubles me. As below, m3 is the usage of offset that I have seen. m4 is a manually calculated analog. But the result obtained is completely different, with m3 ...