Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

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Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

Hi All,

I am trying to calculate additional R-Square for each regression variable, like in medical journals (cf. attached file).

Overall R-square is easy to locate, but how to calculate additional R-square for each variable?

Thank you!


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Re: Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

I am going to refer you to Paul Allison's webpage on R-square in logistic models (http://www.statisticalhorizons.com/r2logistic).  I believe you could calculate an additional Rsquare using Tjur's method (see webpage) by fitting with and without each independent variable.  It should be pretty easy to loop through all combinations to get what you are looking for.

Steve Denham

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Re: Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

Thank you Steve!

I went through the article and found it really interesting.

So, you suggest to go one by one with the independent variables, and calculate for each of them R^2.

Otherwise, I will get model R^2, not the R^2 for each independent variable....

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Re: Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

Not quite.  What I think you want is to calculate the values for the full model first.  Then calculate the values for the models, deleting each independent variable in turn.  The difference between the full model value and the reduced models' values would give the "additional Rsquare" for each independent variable.  So, you fit one model with N independent variables, and N models with N-1 independent variables, calculate the positive minus negative proportions for each, and then calculate the change in that value dependent on the independent variable in question.  That may be exactly what you were saying and I apologize if I misinterpreted it.

Steve Denham

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Re: Additional R-Square for each logistic regression variable

Somehow I deleted the posts Smiley Sad How to restore them???

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