MODEL Statement 
The MODEL statement specifies the response, or dependent variable, and the effects, or explanatory variables. If you omit the explanatory variables, the procedure fits an interceptonly model. An intercept term is included in the model by default. The intercept can be removed with the NOINT option.
You can specify the response in the form of a single variable or in the form of a ratio of two variables denoted events/trials. The first form is applicable to all responses. The second form is applicable only to summarized binomial response data. When each observation in the input data set contains the number of events (for example, successes) and the number of trials from a set of binomial trials, use the events/trials syntax.
In the events/trials model syntax, you specify two variables that contain the event and trial counts. These two variables are separated by a slash (/). The values of both events and (trialsevents) must be nonnegative, and the value of the trials variable must be greater than 0 for an observation to be valid. The variable events or trials can take noninteger values.
When each observation in the input data set contains a single trial from a binomial or multinomial experiment, use the first form of the preceding MODEL statements. The response variable can be numeric or character. The ordering of response levels is critical in these models. You can use the RORDER= option in the PROC GENMOD statement to specify the response level ordering.
Responses for the Poisson distribution must be all nonnegative, but they can be noninteger values.
The effects in the MODEL statement consist of an explanatory variable or combination of variables. Explanatory variables can be continuous or classification variables. Classification variables can be character or numeric. Explanatory variables representing nominal, or classification, data must be declared in a CLASS statement. Interactions between variables can also be included as effects. Columns of the design matrix are automatically generated for classification variables and interactions. The syntax for specification of effects is the same as for the GLM procedure. See the section Specification of Effects for more information. Also refer to Chapter 41, The GLM Procedure.
You can specify the following options in the MODEL statement after a slash (/).
specifies the subpopulations on which the Pearson chisquare and the deviance are calculated. This option applies only to the multinomial distribution or the binomial distribution with binary (single trial syntax) response. It is ignored if specified for other cases. Observations with common values in the given list of variables are regarded as coming from the same subpopulation. This affects the computation of the deviance and Pearson chisquare statistics. Variables in the list can be any variables in the input data set. Specifying the AGGREGATE option is equivalent to specifying the AGGREGATE= option with a variable list that includes all explanatory variables in the MODEL statement. Pearson chisquare and deviance statistics are not computed for multinomial models unless this option is specified.
sets the confidence coefficient for parameter confidence intervals to 1number. The value of number must be between 0 and 1. The default value of number is 0.05.
sets the convergence criterion for profile likelihood confidence intervals. See the section Confidence Intervals for Parameters for the definition of convergence. The value of number must be between 0 and 1. By default, CICONV=1E4.
requests that confidence limits for predicted values be displayed (see the OBSTATS option).
specifies that effect coding be used for all classification variables in the model. This is the same as specifying PARAM=EFFECT as a CLASS statement option.
sets the convergence criterion . The value of number must be between 0 and 1. The iterations are considered to have converged when the maximum change in the parameter estimates between iteration steps is less than the value specified. The change is a relative change if the parameter is greater than 0.01 in absolute value; otherwise, it is an absolute change. By default, CONVERGE=1E4. This convergence criterion is used in parameter estimation for a single model fit, Type 1 statistics, and likelihood ratio statistics for Type 3 analyses and CONTRAST statements.
sets the relative Hessian convergence criterion. The value of number must be between 0 and 1. After convergence is determined with the change in parameter criterion specified with the CONVERGE= option, the quantity is computed and compared to number, where g is the gradient vector, H is the Hessian matrix for the model parameters, and is the loglikelihood function. If is greater than number, a warning that the relative Hessian convergence criterion has been exceeded is printed. This criterion detects the occasional case where the change in parameter convergence criterion is satisfied, but a maximum in the loglikelihood function has not been attained. By default, CONVH=1E4.
requests that the parameter estimate correlation matrix be displayed.
requests that the parameter estimate covariance matrix be displayed.
requests that case deletion diagnostic statistics be displayed (see the OBSTATS option).
specifies the builtin probability distribution to use in the model. If you specify the DIST= option and you omit a userdefined link function, a default link function is chosen as displayed in the following table. If you specify no distribution and no link function, then the GENMOD procedure defaults to the normal distribution with the identity link function.
DIST= 
Distribution 
Default Link Function 

BINOMIAL  BIN  B 
Binomial 
Logit 
GAMMA  GAM  G 
Gamma 
Inverse ( power(1) ) 
GEOMETRIC  GEOM 
Geometric 
Log 
IGAUSSIAN  IG 
Inverse Gaussian 
Inverse squared ( power(2) ) 
MULTINOMIAL  MULT 
Multinomial 
Cumulative logit 
NEGBIN  NB 
Negative binomial 
Log 
NORMAL  NOR  N 
Normal 
Identity 
POISSON  POI  P 
Poisson 
Log 
ZIP 
Zeroinflated Poisson 
Log/logit 
ZINB 
Zeroinflated negative binomial 
Log/logit 
names a variable used for performing an exact Poisson regression. For each observation, the integer part of the EXACTMAX value should be nonnegative and at least as large as the response value. If the EXACTMAX option is specified without a variable, then default values are computed. See the section Exact Logistic and Exact Poisson Regression for information about using this option.
requests that the expected Fisher information matrix be used to compute parameter estimate covariances and the associated statistics. The default action is to use the observed Fisher information matrix. This option does not affect the model fitting, only the way in which the covariance matrix is computed (see the SCORING= option.)
causes the values of variable in the input data set to be displayed in the OBSTATS table. If an explicit format for variable has been defined, the formatted values are displayed. If the OBSTATS option is not specified, this option has no effect.
sets initial values for parameter estimates in the model. The default initial parameter values are weighted least squares estimates based on using the response data as the initial mean estimate. This option can be useful in case of convergence difficulty. The intercept parameter is initialized with the INTERCEPT= option and is not included here. The values are assigned to the variables in the MODEL statement in the same order in which they appear in the MODEL statement. The order of levels for CLASS variables is determined by the ORDER= option. Note that some levels of classification variables can be aliased; that is, they correspond to linearly dependent parameters that are not estimated by the procedure. Initial values must be assigned to all levels of classification variables, regardless of whether they are aliased or not. The procedure ignores initial values corresponding to parameters not being estimated. If you specify a BY statement, all classification variables must take on the same number of levels in each BY group. Otherwise, classification variables in some of the BY groups are assigned incorrect initial values. Types of INITIAL= specifications are illustrated in the following table.
Type of List 
Specification 

List separated by blanks 
INITIAL 3 4 5 
List separated by commas 
INITIAL 3, 4, 5 
x to y 
INITIAL 3 to 5 
x to y by z 
INITIAL 3 to 5 by 1 
Combination of list types 
INITIAL 1, 3 to 5, 9 
initializes the intercept term to number for parameter estimation. If you specify both the INTERCEPT= and the NOINT options, the intercept term is not estimated, but an intercept term of number is included in the model. If you specify a multinomial model for ordinal data, you can specify a numberlist for the multiple intercepts in the model.
displays the iteration history for all iterative processes: parameter estimation, fitting constrained models for contrasts and Type 3 analyses, and profile likelihood confidence intervals. The last evaluation of the gradient and the negative of the Hessian (second derivative) matrix are also displayed for parameter estimation. If you perform a Bayesian analysis by specifying the BAYES statement, the iteration history for computing the mode of the posterior distribution is also displayed.
This option might result in a large amount of displayed output, especially if some of the optional iterative processes are selected.
specifies the link function to use in the model. The keywords and their associated builtin link functions are as follows.
LINK= 
Link Function 

CUMCLL 

CCLL 
Cumulative complementary loglog 
CUMLOGIT 

CLOGIT 
Cumulative logit 
CUMPROBIT 

CPROBIT 
Cumulative probit 
CLOGLOG 

CLL 
Complementary loglog 
IDENTITY 

ID 
Identity 
LOG 
Log 
LOGIT 
Logit 
PROBIT 
Probit 
POWER(number)  POW(number) 
Power with = number 
If no LINK= option is supplied and there is a userdefined link function, the userdefined link function is used. If you specify neither the LINK= option nor a userdefined link function, then the default canonical link function is used if you specify the DIST= option. Otherwise, if you omit the DIST= option, the identity link function is used.
The cumulative link functions are appropriate only for the multinomial distribution.
specifies that the maximum likelihood estimate and confidence limits of the negative binomial dispersion parameter be computed based . This is the default method used for the negative binomial dispersion parameter, so that specifying no option or specifying the LOGNB option have the same effect. The GENMOD procedure computes the maximum likelihood estimate of and computes confidence limits based on the asymptotic normality of rather than of . The results are always reported in terms of rather than of . This method ensures that the estimate and confidence limits for are positive. See Meeker and Escobar (1998, p. 163) for details about this method of computing confidence limits.
requests that twosided confidence intervals for all model parameters be computed based on the profile likelihood function. This is sometimes called the partially maximized likelihood function. See the section Confidence Intervals for Parameters for more information about the profile likelihood function. This computation is iterative and can consume a relatively large amount of CPU time. The confidence coefficient can be selected with the ALPHA=number option. The resulting confidence coefficient is 1number. The default confidence coefficient is 0.95.
sets the maximum allowable number of iterations for all iterative computation processes in PROC GENMOD. By default, MAXITER=50.
requests that no intercept term be included in the model. An intercept is included unless this option is specified.
specifies that the maximum likelihood estimate and confidence limits of the negative binomial dispersion parameter be computed based on rather than . If this option is not specified, then the GENMOD procedure computes the maximum likelihood estimate of and computes confidence limits based on the asymptotic normality of rather than of . The results are always reported in terms of rather than of . This method ensures that the estimate and confidence limits for are positive. See Meeker and Escobar (1998, p. 163) for details about this method of computing confidence limits.
holds the scale parameter fixed. Otherwise, for the normal, inverse Gaussian, and gamma distributions, the scale parameter is estimated by maximum likelihood. If you omit the SCALE= option, the scale parameter is fixed at the value 1.
specifies that an additional table of statistics be displayed. Formulas for the statistics are given in the section Predicted Values of the Mean, the section Residuals, and the section Case Deletion Diagnostic Statistics. Residuals and fit diagnostics are not computed for multinomial models.
For each observation, the following items are displayed:
the value of the response variable (variables if the data are binomial), frequency, and weight variables
the values of the regression variables
predicted mean, , where is the linear predictor and is the link function. If there is an offset, it is included in .
estimate of the linear predictor . If there is an offset, it is included in .
standard error of the linear predictor
the value of the Hessian weight at the final iteration
lower confidence limit of the predicted value of the mean. The confidence coefficient is specified with the ALPHA= option. See the section Confidence Intervals on Predicted Values for the computational method.
upper confidence limit of the predicted value of the mean
raw residual, defined as
Pearson, or chi residual, defined as the square root of the contribution for the observation to the Pearson chisquare—that is,
where is the response, is the predicted mean, is the value of the prior weight variable specified in a WEIGHT statement, and V() is the variance function evaluated at .
the standardized Pearson residual
deviance residual, defined as the square root of the deviance contribution for the observation, with sign equal to the sign of the raw residual
the standardized deviance residual
the likelihood residual
a Cook distance type statistic for assessing the influence of individual observations on overall model fit
observation leverage
DFBETA, defined as an approximation to for each parameter estimate , where is the parameter estimate with the th observation deleted
standardized DFBETA, defined as DFBETA, normalized by its standard deviation
zero inflation probability for zeroinflated models
The following additional cluster deletion diagnostic statistics are created and displayed for each cluster if a REPEATED statement is specified:
a Cook distance type statistic for assessing the influence of entire clusters on overall model fit
a studentized Cook distance for assessing influence of clusters
cluster leverage
cluster DFBETA for assessing the influence of entire clusters on individual parameter estimates
cluster DFBETA normalized by its standard deviation
If you specify the multinomial distribution, only regression variable values, response values, predicted values, confidence limits for the predicted values, and the linear predictor are displayed in the table. Residuals and other diagnostic statistics are not available for the multinomial distribution.
The RESIDUALS, DIAGNOSTICS  INFLUENCE, PREDICTED, XVARS, and CL options cause only subgroups of the observation statistics to be displayed. You can specify more than one of these options to include different subgroups of statistics.
The ID=variable option causes the values of variable in the input data set to be displayed in the table. If an explicit format for variable has been defined, the formatted values are displayed.
If a REPEATED statement is present, a table is displayed for the GEE model specified in the REPEATED statement. Regression variables, response values, predicted values, confidence limits for the predicted values, linear predictor, raw residuals, Pearson residuals for each observation in the input data set are available. Case deletion diagnostic statistics are available for each observation and for each cluster.
specifies a variable in the input data set to be used as an offset variable. This variable cannot be a CLASS variable, and it cannot be the response variable or one of the explanatory variables.
When you perform an exact Poisson regression with an OFFSET= variable but the EXACTMAX= option is not specified, then if is the offset for the th observation, should be a nonnegative integer that is greater than or equal to the response value. If is not an integer, then the integer part is used. See the section Exact Logistic and Exact Poisson Regression for information about the use of the offset in the exact Poisson model.
requests that predicted values, the linear predictor, its standard error, and the Hessian weight be displayed (see the OBSTATS option).
requests that residuals and standardized residuals be displayed. Residuals and other diagnostic statistics are not available for the multinomial distribution (see the OBSTATS option).
sets the value used for the scale parameter where the NOSCALE option is used. For the binomial and Poisson distributions, which have no free scale parameter, this can be used to specify an overdispersed model. In this case, the parameter covariance matrix and the likelihood function are adjusted by the scale parameter. See the section Dispersion Parameter and the section Overdispersion for more information. If the NOSCALE option is not specified, then number is used as an initial estimate of the scale parameter.
Specifying SCALE=PEARSON or SCALE=P is the same as specifying the PSCALE option. This fixes the scale parameter at the value 1 in the estimation procedure. After the parameter estimates are determined, the exponential family dispersion parameter is assumed to be given by Pearson’s chisquare statistic divided by the degrees of freedom, and all statistics such as standard errors and likelihood ratio statistics are adjusted appropriately.
Specifying SCALE=DEVIANCE or SCALE=D is the same as specifying the DSCALE option. This fixes the scale parameter at a value of 1 in the estimation procedure.
After the parameter estimates are determined, the exponential family dispersion parameter is assumed to be given by the deviance divided by the degrees of freedom. All statistics such as standard errors and likelihood ratio statistics are adjusted appropriately.
requests that on iterations up to number, the Hessian matrix be computed using the Fisher scoring method. For further iterations, the full Hessian matrix is computed. The default value is 1. A value of 0 causes all iterations to use the full Hessian matrix, and a value greater than or equal to the value of the MAXITER option causes all iterations to use Fisher scoring. The value of the SCORING= option must be 0 or a positive integer.
sets the tolerance for testing singularity of the information matrix and the crossproducts matrix. Roughly, the test requires that a pivot be at least this number times the original diagonal value. By default, number is times the machine epsilon. The default number is approximately on most machines. This value also controls the check on estimability for ESTIMATE and CONTRAST statements.
requests that a Type 1, or sequential, analysis be performed. This consists of sequentially fitting models, beginning with the null (intercept term only) model and continuing up to the model specified in the MODEL statement. The likelihood ratio statistic between each successive pair of models is computed and displayed in a table.
A Type 1 analysis is not available for GEE models, since there is no associated likelihood.
requests that statistics for Type 3 contrasts be computed for each effect specified in the MODEL statement. The default analysis is to compute likelihood ratio statistics for the contrasts or score statistics for GEEs. Wald statistics are computed if the WALD option is also specified.
requests Wald statistics for Type 3 contrasts. You must also specify the TYPE3 option in order to compute Type 3 Wald statistics.
requests that twosided Wald confidence intervals for all model parameters be computed based on the asymptotic normality of the parameter estimators. This computation is not as timeconsuming as the LRCI method, since it does not involve an iterative procedure. However, it is thought to be less accurate, especially for small sample sizes. The confidence coefficient can be selected with the ALPHA= option in the same way as for the LRCI option.
requests that the regression variables be included in the OBSTATS table.