Journal article

INCORPORATION OF TWINS IN THE REGRESSIVE LOGISTIC MODEL FOR PEDIGREE DISEASE DATA

JL HOPPER, JB CARLIN, GT MACASKILL, PL DERRICK, LB FLANDER, GG GILES

ACTA GENETICAE MEDICAE ET GEMELLOLOGIAE | MENDEL INST | Published : 1990

Abstract

Segregation and twin disease concordance analyses have assumed a theoretical underlying liability following a multivariate normal distribution. For reasons of computation, of incorporation of measured explanatory variables, and of testing of fit and assumptions, newer analytical methods are being developed. The regressive logistic model (RLM) relies on expressing the pedigree likelihood as a product of conditional probabilities, one for each individual. In addition to logistic regression modelling of measured epidemiological variables on disease prevalence, there is modelling of vertical transmission, of transmission of unmeasured genotypes and of sibship environment. This paper discusses me..

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