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Re: st: Competing Cause Mortality


From   "Anthony Gichangi" <anthony@stat.sdu.dk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Competing Cause Mortality
Date   Wed, 2 Jun 2004 17:06:23 +0200

The basic tools for anlysing competing cause of mortality are the
cause-specific hazard
function and cumulative incidence function. What you do with your data
depends on what
you want.

If you want just to compare whether cause-specific failure between groups,
then I believe
what you did was right. However, this has the limitations that you fail to
see what is happening
to other causes.  And you are tempted to interprete the results as though
the other causes are
absent which is not the case.




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