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A comparison of methods for analysing interval-censored and truncated survival data

Bibliography: leaves 49-50. / This thesis examines three methods for analysing right-censored data: the Cox proportional hazards model (Cox, 1972), the Buckley-James regression model (Buckley and James, 1979) and the accelerated failure time model. These models are extended to incorporate the analysis of interval-censored and left-truncated data. The models are compared in an attempt to determine whether one model performs better than the others in terms of goodness-of-it and in terms of predictive power. Plots of the residuals and random effects from the Cox proportional hazards model are also examined.
Date January 2004
CreatorsDavidse, Alistair
ContributorsJuritz, June
PublisherUniversity of Cape Town, Faculty of Science, Department of Statistical Sciences
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeMaster Thesis, Masters, MSc

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