A review of goodness of fit statistics for use in the development of logistic regression models

Am J Epidemiol. 1982 Jan;115(1):92-106. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a113284.


Several statistics have recently been proposed for the purpose of assessing the goodness of fit of an estimated logistic regression model. These statistics are reviewed and compared to other, less formal, procedures in the context of applications in epidemiologic research. One statistic is recommended for use and its computation is illustrated using data from a recent study of mortality of intensive care unit patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Massachusetts
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Mortality
  • Regression Analysis*