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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 398759, 6 pages
Research Article

Predicting Sasang Constitution Using Body-Shape Information

Division of Constitutional Medicine/Diagnosis Research Group, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1672 Yuseongdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea

Received 28 February 2012; Revised 19 April 2012; Accepted 19 April 2012

Academic Editor: Andreas Sandner-Kiesling

Copyright © 2012 Eunsu Jang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

These are the results of multinomial logistic regression based on stepwise forward variable selection using Wald's test in both males and females. The each reference category is set to TE type, which is used as the basis for comparison to SE and SY types. B represents estimated beta coefficients for selected variables, which can be interpreted as the magnitude to classify SC types. Furthermore, p-values corresponding to each variable indicate the statistical significance at α=0.05, which are derived from Wald statistics to test the null hypothesis H0:βi=0,i=1,…,k, where k is the number of selected variables. The result of goodness of fit test for the model was summarized by log likelihood and χ2-statistics. Finally, Nagelkerke's R2 indicates the power of explanation to predict categorical responses for the model derived from selected explanatory variables.

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