Appropriate regression for dependent count data and independent "not count data"

#1
Hello,
My independent data are continuous variables. My dependent variable is count data. I want to use regression to look for a relationship. Generally speaking, what is/are appropriate regression(s) for this situation?

Thank you kindly,
Mike
 

Dason

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#2
It sounds like poisson regression fits what you're looking for. It's just a specific form of a generalized linear model but works fairly well for count data.
 
#3
Dason,
Thanks for the reply. I thought so too, but still have some questions. Would you say, in general terms, that the regression to be used should be that that 'works' with the dependent variable? As with this the case the dependent variable is count data, whereas the predictors are not.

Thanks,
Mike