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Re: st: strange confidence intervals in survival analyses
Paula Brentlinger <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am trying to calculate mortality rates using Stata 7.0, but am
> having a problem with confidence intervals. In my survey data set,
> I have a dichotomous outcome variable representing death, and a
> second variable representing person-time. I have been using "stset"
> to convert the data into survival-time, and "stptime" to calculate
> mortality rates. This all seems to work very well except when I add
> p-weights. The confidence intervals I get for the weighted
> estimates seem, well, improbable: e.g. an estimate of 8.2 is
> reported to have a 95% CI of 3.0, 3.0. This problem is especially
> common in analyses with low numbers of deaths.
If Paula could privately mail me her data and a log of what she did, I
will look into this.
A quick test with some data on hand did not yield strange
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