Regression Analysis
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Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEASTSQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Descriptor ID 
D012044

MeSH Number(s) 
E05.318.740.750 N05.715.360.750.695 N06.850.520.830.750

Concept/Terms 
Regression Analysis Regression Analysis
 Statistical Regression
 Regression, Statistical
 Regressions, Statistical
 Statistical Regressions
 Regression Diagnostics
 Diagnostics, Regression
 Analysis, Regression
 Analyses, Regression
 Regression Analyses

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Year  Major Topic  Minor Topic  Total 

1987  0  1  1 
1988  0  2  2 
1990  0  1  1 
1991  0  1  1 
1993  0  1  1 
1994  0  2  2 
1995  0  1  1 
1996  0  4  4 
1997  0  4  4 
1998  0  2  2 
1999  0  6  6 
2000  0  2  2 
2001  0  4  4 
2002  0  12  12 
2003  0  14  14 
2004  0  13  13 
2005  0  14  14 
2006  0  15  15 
2007  0  8  8 
2008  0  13  13 
2009  0  17  17 
2010  0  12  12 
2011  0  7  7 
2012  0  14  14 
2013  0  11  11 
2014  0  12  12 
2015  1  16  17 
2016  0  3  3 
2017  0  7  7 
2018  0  3  3 
2019  0  4  4 
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