Exact logistic models for nested binary data

Steven Troxler, Trent Lalonde, Jeffrey Wilson

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The use of logistic models for independent binary data has relied first on asymptotic theory and later on exact distributions for small samples. However, the use of logistic models for dependent analysis based on exact analysis is not as common. Moreover, attention is usually given to one-stage clustering. In this paper, we extend the exact techniques to address hypothesis testing (estimation is not addressed) for data with second-stage and probably higher levels of clustering. The methods are demonstrated through a somewhat generic example using mathrmC+ + program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-876
Number of pages11
JournalStatistics in Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2011


  • Clustering
  • Correlated
  • Dependent
  • Hierarchical
  • Multilevel
  • Small sample

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics and Probability


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