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Re: st: Survival analysis - Inconstant event

From   "Bartus Tamás" <>
Subject   Re: st: Survival analysis - Inconstant event
Date   Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:17:34 +0200

Dear Miguel,

This question is too general to be answered, you should tell us some details
about your data.

The sequence you present fits the pattern exhibited by recurrent events. For instance,
the agent is single, then married, then single (divorced) again.Then the agent is at the risk
of marrying again. More examples can be found quite easily.


On 13/06/12, Miguel Angel Duran Munoz  <> wrote:
> Hi, Statalisters. I am not sure whether in a survival analysis I can
> reflect the following sequence of events: (1) during some periods, an
> agent does not fit into a certain category (specifically, a variable
> characterizing that agent is lower than a threshold); (2) after a concrete
> moment, the agent fits into the category (the variable is above the
> threshold); 3) but then, after a few periods, the individual, again, does
> not fit into the category (the variable is below the threshold).
> Will anyone please help me with this?
> Thanks in advance.
> Miguel.
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