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Constrained groupwise additive index models.

Masselot, Pierre ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7326-1290; Chebana, Fateh ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3329-8179; Campagna, Céline; Lavigne, Éric; Ouarda, Taha B. M. J. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0969-063X et Gosselin, Pierre (2023). Constrained groupwise additive index models. Biostatistics , vol. 24 , nº 4. pp. 1066-1084. DOI: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxac023.

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In environmental epidemiology, there is wide interest in creating and using comprehensive indices that can summarize information from different environmental exposures while retaining strong predictive power on a target health outcome. In this context, the present article proposes a model called the constrained groupwise additive index model (CGAIM) to create easy-to-interpret indices predictive of a response variable, from a potentially large list of variables. The CGAIM considers groups of predictors that naturally belong together to yield meaningful indices. It also allows the addition of linear constraints on both the index weights and the form of their relationship with the response variable to represent prior assumptions or operational requirements. We propose an efficient algorithm to estimate the CGAIM, along with index selection and inference procedures. A simulation study shows that the proposed algorithm has good estimation performances, with low bias and variance and is applicable in complex situations with many correlated predictors. It also demonstrates important sensitivity and specificity in index selection, but non-negligible coverage error on constructed confidence intervals. The CGAIM is then illustrated in the construction of heat indices in a health warning system context. We believe the CGAIM could become useful in a wide variety of situations, such as warning systems establishment, and multipollutant or exposome studies.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: additive index models; dimension reduction; index; linear constraints; quadratic programming
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 13 juin 2024 16:02
Dernière modification: 13 juin 2024 16:02
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/15401

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