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BACKGROUND Nosocomial infection (NI), particularly with positive blood or cerebrospinal fluid bacterial cultures, is a major cause of morbidity in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Rates of NI appear to vary substantially between NICUs. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for NI, as well as the risk-adjusted variations in NI rates among(More)
Continuous proportional data is common in biomedical research, e.g., the pre-post therapy percent change in certain physiological and molecular variables such as glomerular filtration rate, certain gene expression level, or telomere length. As shown in (Song and Tan, 2000) such data requires methods beyond the common generalised linear models. However, the(More)
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