alexa On Selecting Relevant Covariates And Correlation Structure In Longitudinal Binary Model: Analyzing Impact Of Height On Type II Diabetes
ISSN: 2155-6156

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
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5th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism
November 03-05, 2014 Embassy Suites Las Vegas, USA

Erfanul Hoque
Accepted Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab
DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.S1.028
Abstract
To examine the impact of height on the occurrence of Type II diabetes, a longitudinal binary data set has been analyzed. The relevant covariates were selected by using quasi-likelihood based information criteria (QIC) and correlation information criteria (CIC) was used to select the correlation structure appropriate for the repeated binary responses. The consistent and efficient estimates of regression parameters were obtained from the generalized estimating equations (GEE). With the selected covariates height, education level, gender and unstructured correlation structure, it is found that there exists a statistically significant inverse relationship between height of an individual and the development of Type II diabetes.
Biography
Erfanul Hoque has completed his M. S. at the age of 24 years from University of Dhaka. He is a lecturer, Department of Statistics, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has published some in reputed journals.
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