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Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> |

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Fw: st: How to estimate adjusted survival curves after fitting Cox model |

Date |
Wed, 2 Jun 2010 07:47:03 +0000 (GMT) |

--- On Wed, 2/6/10, Sanam P wrote: > I was wondering what is the best way for > calculating adjusted survival curves after fitting a cox > regression model in stata. > > I think in the Kaplan miere method using "sts graph" and > "adjust for " the calculated adjusted curves are for when > all the coefficients are equal to zero which is not be the > best method. I am guessing that you are looking for something similar to an average marginal effect: i.e. a survival curve that averages over the distribution of the explanatory variables. However, what is the the distribution of the explanatory variable in a survival analysis? The distribution at t=0, or at each individual time point. In some sense the latter seems more attractive, but notice that changes in the survival curve then also represent changes in the distribution of the explanatory variables in the at risk population. However, the whole point why we add controll variables is that we want to keep them constant... The trouble is that you are dealing with non-linear models, so looking for a single "best way" is usually not fruitful. You are much better of by considering the different summary statistics possible and find out what it is they say and understand and report why they give different results. Hope this helps, Maarten -------------------------- Maarten L. Buis Institut fuer Soziologie Universitaet Tuebingen Wilhelmstrasse 36 72074 Tuebingen Germany http://www.maartenbuis.nl -------------------------- * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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