Abstract

We propose a multivariate regression model called Multivariate Zero Inflated Generalized Poisson Regression (MZIGPR) type II. This model further develops the Bivariate Zero Inflated Generalized Poisson Regression (BZIGPR) type II. This study aims to develop parameter estimation, test statistics, and hypothesis testing, both simultaneously and partially, for significant parameters of the MZIGPR model. The steps of the EM algorithm for obtaining the parameter estimator are also described in this article. We use Berndt–Hall–Hall–Hausman (BHHH) numerical iteration to optimize the EM algorithm. Simultaneous testing is carried out using the maximum likelihood ratio test (MLRT) and the Wald test to partially assess the hypothesis. The proposed MZIGPR model is then used to model the three response variables: the number of maternal childbirth deaths, the number of postpartum maternal deaths, and the number of stillbirths with four predictors. The units of observation are the sub-districts of the Pekalongan Residency, Indonesia. The indicate overdispersion in the data on the number of maternal childbirth deaths and stillbirths, and underdispersion in the data on the number of postpartum maternal deaths. The empirical studies show that the three response variables are significantly affected by all the predictor variables.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1876
JournalSymmetry
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • BHHH algorithm
  • EM algorithm
  • Likelihood ratio test
  • MZIGPR type II

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