I am running a count model on number of treatments given and comparing them between 2 diseases. I have excess zeros, but there is no extra "Excess" zeros so I am using a negative binomial model and not a zero inflated model. One of the disease groups is small at about 20 patients. when I run an estimate statement it says "non-est" but I do get MLE parameter estimates. Can I just exponentiate the estimates to get the rate per group although the estimate statement that is doing this is not running?
proc genmod data = dat; class group; model numtx = group/ type3 link=log dist=negbin offset=loghospdays; estimate 'Asthma' group 1 0 / exp; run;