Asymptotic confidence intervals for Poisson regression
AbstractLet (X,Y) be a -valued random vector where the conditional distribution of Y given X=x is a Poisson distribution with mean m(x). We estimate m by a local polynomial kernel estimate defined by maximizing a localized log-likelihood function. We use this estimate of m(x) to estimate the conditional distribution of Y given X=x by a corresponding Poisson distribution and to construct confidence intervals of level [alpha] of Y given X=x. Under mild regularity conditions on m(x) and on the distribution of X we show strong convergence of the integrated L1 distance between Poisson distribution and its estimate. We also demonstrate that the corresponding confidence interval has asymptotically (i.e., for sample size tending to infinity) level [alpha], and that the probability that the length of this confidence interval deviates from the optimal length by more than one converges to zero with the number of samples tending to infinity.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Multivariate Analysis.
Volume (Year): 98 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 (May)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622892/description#description
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Hudson, H. Malcolm & Lee, Thomas C. M., 1998. "Maximum likelihood restoration and choice of smoothing parameter in deconvolution of image data subject to Poisson noise," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 393-410, February.
- Algoet, Paul & Györfi, László, 1999. "Strong Universal Pointwise Consistency of Some Regression Function Estimates," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 71(1), pages 125-144, October.
- Michael Kohler, 2002. "Universal Consistency of Local Polynomial Kernel Regression Estimates," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 54(4), pages 879-899, December.
- Györfi, László & Walk, Harro, 1997. "On the strong universal consistency of a recursive regression estimate by Pál Révész," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 177-183, January.
- Harro Walk, 2001. "Strong Universal Pointwise Consistency of Recursive Regression Estimates," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 53(4), pages 691-707, December.
- Zhao, Xiaobing & Zhou, Xian, 2009. "Semiparametric modeling of medical cost data containing zeros," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 79(9), pages 1207-1214, May.
- José Santos & M. Neves, 2008. "A local maximum likelihood estimator for Poisson regression," Metrika, Springer, vol. 68(3), pages 257-270, November.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.