Interval censoring Journal Article


Authors: Zhang, Z.; Sun, J.
Article Title: Interval censoring
Abstract: Interval-censored failure time data occur in many medical investigations as well as other studies such as demographical and sociological studies. They include the usual right-censored failure time data as a special case but provide much more complex structure and less relevant information than the right-censored data. This article reviews some basic concepts, issues and the corresponding statistical approaches related to the analysis of interval-censored data as well as recent advances. In particular, we discuss estimation of a survival function, comparison of several treatments and regression analysis as well as competing risks analysis and truncation in the presence of interval censoring. A well-known example of interval-censored data is described and analysed to illustrate some of the statistical procedures discussed.
Keywords: survival; survival analysis; review; comparative study; neoplasms; bayes theorem; risk assessment; statistical analysis; intermethod comparison; multivariate analysis; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; regression analysis; biostatistics; statistics, nonparametric; nonparametric test; interval censoring; statistical concepts
Journal Title: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0962-2802
Publisher: Sage Publications  
Date Published: 2010-02-01
Start Page: 53
End Page: 70
Language: English
DOI: 10.1177/0962280209105023
PUBMED: 19654168
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC3684949
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Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 2" - "Export Date: 20 April 2011" - "CODEN: SMMRF" - "Source: Scopus"
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