A latent class model for obesity

William Henry Greene, Mark Norman Harris, Bruce Phillip Hollingsworth, Pushkar Maitra

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Abstract

We extend the discrete data latent class literature by explicitly defining a latent variable for class membership as a function of both observables and unobservables, thereby allowing the equations defining the class membership and observed outcomes to be correlated. The procedure is then applied to modelling observed obesity outcomes, based upon an underlying ordered probit equation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 5
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Greene, William Henry ; Harris, Mark Norman ; Hollingsworth, Bruce Phillip ; Maitra, Pushkar. / A latent class model for obesity. In: Economics Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 123, No. 1. pp. 1 - 5.
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A latent class model for obesity. / Greene, William Henry; Harris, Mark Norman; Hollingsworth, Bruce Phillip; Maitra, Pushkar.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 123, No. 1, 2014, p. 1 - 5.

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