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Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: Is it possible to estimate the cumulative incidence function using stpm2cif when you have competing risks and time-varying covariates? |

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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:28:53 -0400 |

Alison: I didn't answer your entire question. The expanded data set (for the situation without time-dependent covarates) is for use by -stmp2cif- only. If you save the data set created by -stmp2cif-, for example to tweak the graphs, save under a new name to avoid confusion with the "real" data. For similar uses of expanded ata sets, see: Section 3.12 and 3.22 of http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/statistics/multiple-failure-time-data/ Steve You are asked in the FAQ to give the source of non-official commands. Both -stpm2- and -stpm2cif- are from SSC. Also "STATA" is not correct spelling for "Stata". The example in the -help- for -stpm2cif- uses expanded data after "stset time, fail(failure)". So expanded data per se is not a problem. Unfortunately, -stpm2cif- will not work properly if the original data set has time-dependent covariates, as yours does. Such data has multiple records per subject before expansion, so the expanded data set does not weight each subject properly. The value of CIFs (or baseline survival curves) with time-dependent covariates would be questionable anyway. These estimated curves represent a population in which covariate values do not vary with time. Such a population might be quite atypical. Steve On Sep 22, 2012, at 8:24 PM, Turnbull, Alison E. wrote: Hello, I've been enjoying the stpm2 command for creating flexible parametric survival models. I've got a nice model including time-varying covariates and time-dependent covariates which looks like this: stset obs, failure(event1==1) id(id) stpm2 age_c var1-var10 /// scale(hazard) knots(3 7 21) /// tvc(var5 var6) knotstvc(var5 14 var6 14) eform Now I'd like to model the probability of my primary event taking into account the other possible competing events. I was hoping to use the stpm2cif post-estimation command. I have my data set up as follows: id obs cause event1 outcome time-varying 1 0 1 0 3 4 1 0 2 0 3 4 1 0 3 0 3 4 1 1 1 0 3 8 1 1 2 0 3 8 1 1 3 0 3 8 1 2 1 0 3 12 1 2 2 0 3 12 1 2 3 0 3 12 1 3 1 0 3 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 1 3 3 1 3 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 3 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 2 9 2 1 2 0 2 9 2 1 3 0 2 9 2 2 1 0 2 4 2 2 2 0 2 4 2 2 3 0 2 4 2 3 1 0 2 7 2 3 2 1 2 7 2 3 3 0 2 7 ______________________________________ 3 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 2 0 1 3 3 0 3 0 1 3 3 1 1 0 1 5 3 1 2 0 1 5 3 1 3 0 1 5 3 2 1 1 1 6 3 2 2 0 1 6 3 2 3 0 1 6 Etc. I assumed the correct way to stset my data would be as follows stset obs, failure(event1) id(id) but when I do this I get the message: 26019 total obs. 26019 multiple records at same instant > PROBABLE ERROR So I tried dropping the id indicator to avoid having multiple records at the same instant stset obs, failure(event1) stdes But now the output from stdes indicates STATA is treating every observation as an individual and thinks I have >24,000 subjects instead of 490. Am I going at this the wrong way? Thanks for your help. -alison * * 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/ * * 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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