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- A Generalized Log-Normal Model for Grouped Survival Data
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)
- Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da UNESP (FUNDUNESP)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- It is common to have experiments in which it is not possible to observe the exact lifetimes but only the interval where they occur. This sort of data presents a high number of ties and it is called grouped or interval-censored survival data. Regression methods for grouped data are available in the statistical literature. The regression structure considers modeling the probability of a subject's survival past a visit time conditional on his survival at the previous visit. Two approaches are presented: assuming that lifetimes come from (1) a continuous proportional hazards model and (2) a logistic model. However, there may be situations in which none of the models are adequate for a particular data set. This article proposes the generalized log-normal model as an alternative model for discrete survival data. This model was introduced by Chen (1995) and it is extended in this article for grouped survival data. A real example related to a Chagas disease illustrates the proposed model.
- Communications In Statistics-theory and Methods. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc, v. 39, n. 15, p. 2659-2666, 2010.
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Discrete models
- Interval censoring
- Logistic model
- Proportional hazards model
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