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- DescriptionAn Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata, Revised Third Edition is the ideal tutorial for professional data analysts who want to learn survival analysis for the first time or who are well versed in survival analysis but are t as dexterous in using Stata to analyze survival data. This text also serves as a valuable reference to those readers who already have experience using Stata's survival analysis routines. The revised third edition has been updated for Stata 14, and it includes a new section on predictive margins and marginal effects, which demonstrates how to obtain and visualize marginal predictions and marginal effects using the margins and marginsplot commands after survival regression models. Survival analysis is a field of its own that requires specialized data management and analysis procedures. To meet this requirement, Stata provides the st family of commands for organizing and summarizing survival data. This book provides statistical theory, step-by-step procedures for analyzing survival data, an in-depth usage guide for Stata's most widely used st commands, and a collection of tips for using Stata to analyze survival data and to present the results. This book develops from first principles the statistical concepts unique to survival data and assumes only a kwledge of basic probability and statistics and a working kwledge of Stata. The first three chapters of the text cover basic theoretical concepts: hazard functions, cumulative hazard functions, and their interpretations; survivor functions; hazard models; and a comparison of nparametric, semiparametric, and parametric methodologies. Chapter 4 deals with censoring and truncation. The next three chapters cover the formatting, manipulation, stsetting, and error checking involved in preparing survival data for analysis using Stata's st analysis commands. Chapter 8 covers nparametric methods, including the Kaplan-Meier and Nelson-Aalen estimators and the various nparametric tests for the equality of survival experience. Chapters 9-11 discuss Cox regression and include various examples of fitting a Cox model, obtaining predictions, interpreting results, building models, model diagstics, and regression with survey data. The next four chapters cover parametric models, which are fit using Stata's streg command. These chapters include detailed derivations of all six parametric models currently supported in Stata and methods for determining which model is appropriate, as well as information on stratification, obtaining predictions, and advanced topics such as frailty models. Chapter 16 is devoted to power and sample-size calculations for survival studies. The final chapter covers survival analysis in the presence of competing risks.
- Author BiographyMario Cleves is Professor and the Biostatistics Section Chief in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. William Gould is the president and head of development at StataCorp. Yulia Marchenko is a senior statistician at StataCorp. All are authors of Stata statistical software, in particular, Stata's widely used survival analysis suite.
- Author(s)Mario Cleves,William Gould,Yulia Marchenko
- PublisherStata Press
- Date of Publication07/08/2016
- SubjectSoftware Packages
- Place of PublicationCollege Station
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStata Press
- Weight916 g
- Width187 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition Statement4th Revised edition
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