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## Can logistic regression be used to compute odds?

Logistic regression is used to obtain odds ratio in the presence of more than one explanatory variable. The procedure is quite similar to multiple linear regression, with the exception that the response variable is binomial. The result is the impact of each variable on the odds ratio of the observed event of interest.

## How do you find the odds ratio in logistic regression?

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- p = .8.
- q = 1 – p = .2.
- odds(success) = p/(1-p) or p/q = .8/.2 = 4,
- odds(failure) = q/p = .
- p = 7/10 = .7 q = 1 – .7 = .3.
- p = 3/10 = .3 q = 1 – .3 = .7.
- odds(male) = .7/.3 = 2.33333 odds(female) = .3/.7 = .42857.
- OR = 2.3333/.42857 = 5.44.

**What is an adjusted odds ratio in logistic regression?**

Odds ratios appear most often in logistic regression, which is a method we use to fit a regression model that has one or more predictor variables and a binary response variable. An adjusted odds ratio is an odds ratio that has been adjusted to account for other predictor variables in a model.

**Why do we use odds in logistic regression?**

The logarithm of an odds can take any positive or negative value. Logistic regression is a linear model for the log(odds). This works because the log(odds) can take any positive or negative number, so a linear model won’t lead to impossible predictions.

### What is the difference between odds and odds ratio?

Odds are the probability of an event occurring divided by the probability of the event not occurring. An odds ratio is the odds of the event in one group, for example, those exposed to a drug, divided by the odds in another group not exposed. Odds ratios always exaggerate the true relative risk to some degree.

### How do you calculate odds ratio?

Odds and odds ratio The odds ratio is calculated by dividing the odds of the first group by the odds in the second group. In the case of the worked example, it is the ratio of the odds of lung cancer in smokers divided by the odds of lung cancer in non-smokers: (647/622)/(2/27)=14.04.

**How to fit a logistic regression in SPSS?**

Having carefully reviewed the data, we can now move to estimating the model. To fit a logistic regression in SPSS, go to Analyze → Regression → Binary Logistic… Select vote as the Dependent variable and educ, gender and age as Covariates.

**What is the odds ratio of 35/74 on a logistic regression?**

If we do the same thing for females, we get 35/74 = .472. To get the odds ratio, which is the ratio of the two odds that we have just calculated, we get .472/.246 = 1.918. As we can see in the output below, this is exactly the odds ratio we obtain from the logistic regression.

## How do I include a categorical variable in a logistic regression?

If you have a categorical variable with more than two levels, for example, a three-level ses variable (low, medium and high), you can use the categorical subcommand to tell SPSS to create the dummy variables necessary to include the variable in the logistic regression, as shown below. You can use the keyword by to create interaction terms.

## How does statistical software obtain logistic regression results?

Each such attempt is known as an iteration. The process of finding optimal values through such iterations is known as maximum likelihood estimation. So that’s basically how statistical software -such as SPSS, Stata or SAS – obtain logistic regression results.