Fitting a Poisson Regression Model to Reported Deaths from HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
International Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 56-60
Received: Mar. 14, 2017; Accepted: May 2, 2017; Published: Oct. 31, 2017
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Adenomon Monday Osagie, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Adenomon Clara Adebukola, Department of Administration, The Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Nigeria
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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic has become one of the greatest challenges to public health among adults in Sub-Saharan African. In Nigeria, HIV/AIDS epidemic remain one of the major causes of death in the general population, particularly among young adult. In this paper, we will use Poisson regression model to study the linear trend of annual deaths resulting from HIV/AIDS in Nigeria for the period of 1996 to 2004. The result from the Poisson regression revealed an increase in rate of death resulting from HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Therefore, there should be increase in the level of awareness of HIV/AIDS and other precautionary measures should also be observed in other to reduce the menace.
Fitting, Poisson Regression, Deaths, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Adenomon Monday Osagie, Adenomon Clara Adebukola, Fitting a Poisson Regression Model to Reported Deaths from HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, International Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 56-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsd.20170303.15
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