[R] logististic regression (GLM). How to get 95 pct. confidence limits?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 28 09:17:22 CET 2004

On Sat, 28 Feb 2004, Niels Steen Krogh wrote:

> Dear R-list.
> I'm doing af logistic analyses using gml.
> The model explaines variations in  Adverse events infections (0 og 1) using 
> age as explanatory variable.
> model2d<-glm(formula=AEorSAEInfecBac~Age,family=binomial("logit"),data=emrisk)
> I want to get predictions with 95% confidence limits for age 30 and age 60.
> I've been reading the "google" and "search r-project" for suggestions but 
> could only find solutions for lm: predict(model,data.frame(Age=30),level=.95 
> ..............)
> ?predict.glm or ?glm did'nt give me hints either.

95% confidence limits for what?  I guess you mean either the linear 
predictor or the mean, and it is preferable to find CIs for the linear 
predictor and transforms the CIs if needed.

preds <- predict(model2d, data.frame(Age=c(30, 60)), se.fit=TRUE)

will give a list with means and ses for the linear predictor.  There is no 
exact sampling theory, so you can use something like

cbind(lower=pred$fit-1.96*preds$se, upper=pred$fit+1.96*preds$se)

and transform by family(model2d)$linkinv() to response scale.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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