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Matt Aronson <mattaronson77@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: estimating cumulative hazard |

Date |
Wed, 5 Jun 2013 16:54:10 -0600 |

Dear Statalisters: I have longitudinal education data on which I estimated a discrete time survival model, with the event of interest being completion of a degree. Based on those results, I want to estimate for each respondent the probability that s/he *ever completed the degree* during the time period for which s/he was observed. (I know I could just use a logistic regression model for "ever completed"; my goal is in fact to compare with that.) I have two different ideas of how to use the survival model results, and I'd like to know which one (or neither) of these is right. My problem is with the conceptual rather than the software aspects. Both of my approaches start off by using the model results to calculate each respondent's hazard values at each point in time, h_t. I don't have a problem with that. Here are my two approaches: 1) Sum up each respondent's predicted hazard values over all of her/his T periods of observation, Prob(ever completed degree) = h_1 + h_2 + ... h_T where h_t is the model-estimated Prob( completed at time t, given not completed by time t-1). 2) Take the complement of the respondent's estimated survival probability up through the end of the Tth period of observation, Prob(ever completed degree) = 1 - S_T where S_T = Prob(did not complete degree by time T) = (1-h_1) * (1-h_2) * ...(1-h_T) Which one of these is right (if either), and why? Thanks very much for whatever you can offer! Matt Aronson * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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