The generalized negative binomial distribution characterized by three parameters, has been used to fit data from various fields of study. The distribution can model data for which the variance is larger or smaller than the mean, however, it becomes truncated under certain conditions. This truncation error is investigated via a detailed error analysis that determines the parameter space when the model can be used in place of the truncated generalized negative binomial distribution. The fitting of a generalized negative. K. M. Ramachandran is a