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Sums of dependent Bernoulli random variables and disease clustering


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  • Yu, Chang
  • Zelterman, Daniel
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    We develop new discrete distributions that describe the behavior of a sum of dependent Bernoulli random variables. These distributions are motivated by the manner in which multiple individuals with a lung disease appear to cluster within the same family. General results for these models include recursive relationships for their mass functions and moments.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 57 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 (May)
    Pages: 363-373

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:57:y:2002:i:4:p:363-373

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    Keywords: Discrete distribution Binomial distribution Exchangeable random variables;


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    1. Borges, Patrick & Rodrigues, Josemar & Balakrishnan, Narayanaswamy & Bazán, Jorge, 2014. "A COM–Poisson type generalization of the binomial distribution and its properties and applications," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 158-166.
    2. Fama, Yuchen & Pozdnyakov, Vladimir, 2011. "A test for self-exciting clustering mechanism," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(10), pages 1541-1546, October.
    3. Ramesh Gupta & Hui Tao, 2010. "A generalized correlated binomial distribution with application in multiple testing problems," Metrika, Springer, vol. 71(1), pages 59-77, January.
    4. Minkova, Leda D. & Omey, Edward, 2011. "A new Markov Binomial distribution," Working Papers 2011/24, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management.
    5. Yu, Chang & Zelterman, Daniel, 2008. "Sums of exchangeable Bernoulli random variables for family and litter frequency data," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 1636-1649, January.


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