Applying Zero-inflated Mixed Model to School Absenteeism Surveillance in Rural China

Xiaoxiao Song, Tao Tao, Qi Zhao, Fuqiang Yang, Palm Lars, Diwan Vinod, Hui Yuan, Biao Xu

Abstract


Absenteeism has great advantages in promoting the early detection of epidemics. Distribution of the data generally are asymmetry, zero inflation, truncation and non-independence. In order to handle these encumbrances, we should apply the Zero-inflated Mixed Model (ZIMM).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4421



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