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 Ellen WanHeung Yeung posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:15 am
Dear Drs. Muthen,

I may be confronted with clustered data that are count data, and so need the analysis to handle clustering and to treat the count variable appropriately, for example, with Poisson model of the dependent variable. This would fall under the generalized linear model for clustered data. I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me whether Mplus can handle clustered data with a count outcome, using an appropriate count model like Poisson.

Thank you so much in advanced.

Sincerely, ellen
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:41 pm
Yes, this can be handled in Mplus as either Type=Complex or Type=Twolevel. In the latter case, Level 2 considers a random intercept for the count outcome.
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