# Logistic regression

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In statistics and epidemiology, **logistic regression** is a method of multivariable regression analysis which "describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor."^{[1]}^{[2]}

A regression coefficient can be converted into odds ratios or relative risks by:^{[2]}

## References

- ↑ Anonymous (2023), Logistic regression (English).
*Medical Subject Headings*. U.S. National Library of Medicine. - ↑
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