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Probability of an outcome given multiple attributes

  1. Jun 9, 2010 #1

    Lets say I have the following attributes...
    Body fat percentage, Body mass index
    Outcome = obese (yes / no)
    I have data for all attributes and outcomes. What I'd like to do is a joint probability. For example I'd like to know what the probability is of someone being obese given their BMI and body fat percentage.

    I can calculate the correlation between the attributes and the outcomes. My intuition tells me that I need to combine the correlation in some way, but can't seem to find any information on this.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

    - Sid
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  3. Jun 9, 2010 #2
  4. Jun 9, 2010 #3


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    You should look into regression analysis with a limited (binary) dependent variable, "limdep."

    See "logit" and "probit" under: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_dependent_variable
  5. Jun 9, 2010 #4
  6. Jun 10, 2010 #5
    Thanks for all the help. Will look in to all the links now and see which one suits my needs.

    - Sid
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