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Zero-Truncated and Zero-Inflated Models for Count Data

  • Alain F. Zuur
  • Elena N. Ieno
  • Neil J. Walker
  • Anatoly A. Saveliev
  • Graham M. Smith
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Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss models for zero-truncated and zero-inflated count data. Zero truncated means the response variable cannot have a value of 0. A typical example from the medical literature is the duration patients are in hospital. For ecological data, think of response variables like the time a whale is at the surface before re-submerging, counts of fin rays on fish (e.g. used for stock identification), dolphin group size, age of an animal in years or months, or the number of days that carcasses of road-killed animals (amphibians, owls, birds, snakes, carnivores, small mammals, etc.) remain on the road. These are all examples for which the response variable cannot take a value of 0.

Keywords

Generalise Linear Model Negative Binomial Count Model Count Process Hurdle Model 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain F. Zuur
    • 1
  • Elena N. Ieno
    • 1
  • Neil J. Walker
    • 2
  • Anatoly A. Saveliev
    • 3
  • Graham M. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Highland Statistics LtdNewburghUK
  2. 2.Central Science LaboratoryGloucesterUK
  3. 3.Kazan State UniversityKazanRussia
  4. 4.Bath Spa UniversityBathUK

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