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Re: st: R: Estimating the probability of censoring


From   Antoine Terracol <terracol@univ-paris1.fr>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: R: Estimating the probability of censoring
Date   Thu, 25 Sep 2008 22:35:02 +0200

Antoine Terracol wrote:
Michael,

What is calculated here is the survival function at time t conditional on covariates, i.e., in your case, the probability that the subjects time-to-censoring will be greater than t if dying from cancer was not a risk.
Of course, this is because Michael specified

. stset studytime, failure(died==0)

i.e. he is modelling time-to-censoring instead of the usual time-to-failure.

Antoine
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