statsmodels.stats.rates.confint_poisson_2indep

statsmodels.stats.rates.confint_poisson_2indep(count1, exposure1, count2, exposure2, method='score', compare='ratio', alpha=0.05, method_mover='score')[source]

Confidence interval for ratio or difference of 2 indep poisson rates.

Parameters:
count1int

Number of events in first sample.

exposure1float

Total exposure (time * subjects) in first sample.

count2int

Number of events in second sample.

exposure2float

Total exposure (time * subjects) in second sample.

methodstr

Method for the test statistic and the p-value. Defaults to ‘score’. see Notes.

ratio:

  • ‘wald’: NOT YET, method W1A, wald test, variance based on observed rates

  • ‘waldcc’ :

  • ‘score’: method W2A, score test, variance based on estimate under the Null hypothesis

  • ‘wald-log’: W3A, uses log-ratio, variance based on observed rates

  • ‘score-log’ W4A, uses log-ratio, variance based on estimate under the Null hypothesis

  • ‘sqrt’: W5A, based on variance stabilizing square root transformation

  • ‘sqrtcc’ :

  • ‘exact-cond’: NOT YET, exact conditional test based on binomial distribution This uses binom_test which is minlike in the two-sided case.

  • ‘cond-midp’: NOT YET, midpoint-pvalue of exact conditional test

  • ‘mover’ :

diff:

  • ‘wald’,

  • ‘waldccv’

  • ‘score’

  • ‘mover’

compare{‘diff’, ‘ratio’}

Default is “ratio”. If compare is diff, then the hypothesis test is for diff = rate1 - rate2. If compare is ratio, then the hypothesis test is for the rate ratio defined by ratio = rate1 / rate2.

alternativestr

The alternative hypothesis, H1, has to be one of the following

  • ‘two-sided’: H1: ratio of rates is not equal to ratio_null (default)

  • ‘larger’ : H1: ratio of rates is larger than ratio_null

  • ‘smaller’ : H1: ratio of rates is smaller than ratio_null

alphafloat in (0, 1)

Significance level, nominal coverage of the confidence interval is 1 - alpha.

Returns:
tuple (low, upp)confidence limits.

Last update: Jun 14, 2024