# survival analysis

1. ### Using survival analysis to predict scope of truncated data

I'm not sure I'm thinking about this correctly, and would be grateful for any insight as I think the problem is analogous to one that comes up in biostatistics. I have data on payment to attorneys for representing clients (at public expense). I only learn about the existence of the...
2. ### Help with kaplan meier analysis in SPSS

HI! Thank you very much in advance for helping with my post! I am a phd student, I do surgical research at the carotid artery. My current project looks at plaque echolucency, which is a radiological finding on ultrasound examination. Your carotid artery can either be echolucent (1) or...
3. ### How to calculate Log Hazard Ratio in SAS

proc phreg data = analysis ; class c diabetes /descending; model days*ind(0) = c diabetes id/ rl ; id= c *diabetes; hazardratio id; run; I am trying to run a simple Cox Regression in SAS. I cant seem to find a way to calculate log-hazard ratio for my variables in the model. The hazard...
4. ### How to find importance of an independant variable on a binary variable

I am trying to learn statistics to help with my understanding of data I am getting in for the business I work for. I have a variable on whether someone left or are still customers. I have this listed as 0 or 1. I have a variable that is the variance of the customers last 8 months. I see...
5. ### SPSS Survival analysis - Should I split data file by groups or use covariates instead

Hello! I have to assess different factors affecting the survival after transplantation. Can you advise me which is better (or more correct)? - to split the data file by groups (for example type of disease - malignant or non-malignant) and analyze the effect of other factor/s (e.g. HLA...
6. ### Surival analysis STATA - splitting up the time analysis interval/sum stats

I am analyzing a data set - analysis of newspaper failure- over a 55 year time span and also looking at a time span of the last ten years. My goal is to analyze the two periods (split, but not in the conventional sense, the observation period) and to also get descriptive statistics on variables...
7. ### COX models and continuous variables

Hello everyone. I have a simple and basic question about cox model. When I introduce a continuous variable in the model, the hazard ratio assessed for this variable relates the increase (decrease) of the risk after an increase of one unit of the continuous variable. How to extrapolate for more...
8. ### Cox PH regression on fixed-interval (1, 2, 5-year) survival

Dear all, I am co-author on a manuscript on a study which follows a group of patients from a certain diagnosis and studies risk factors for survival. The main author has chosen to analyze fixed-interval survival rates (1, 2 and 5-year survival) and to compare the rates between two groups of...
9. ### Comparing survival against standard population

Hello. I have the survival data (survival time + time of death) of a population after a certain treatment, as well as a standard population built from year-, age- and sex-specific mortality rates in the general population. The Kaplan-Meier curve for the treatment-population falls sharply...
10. ### How do I calculate time dependent covariates in SPSS?

I am new to survival analysis and would appreciate some help! (I'm from psychology, and my discipline does not tend to conduct survival analysis) At the moment, I am having difficulty calculating time dependent variables in cox regressions. Intro to my data: 7 waves of data V1: event...
11. ### SPSS and multivariate analysis

Dear Friends, I needed a help in deciding the right test using SPSS and how to do it please. I am comparing survival of two different cancers. Rt side colon vs left colon cancers. I have several variables for eg: 1) patients who had chemotherapy-yes/no 2) what stage at...

Hi All, I'm using usual Cox regression where my outcome is time to a binary event. My variable of interest (a biological marker) appears to show a non-linear relationship with the outcome. I categorised it as 10 quantiles with the 6th as the reference category. The HR (with 95% CI) for...
13. ### outliers in survival probability

Hi all, We use survival data of 90 patients that were divided in two sub groups. (31, 59). Two patients (out of the 31 sub group) survived 50% longer than all others. Are they considered outliers? What are the criterions to define outliers? Thanks for your help, Or :D
14. ### number of variables for a model

I am now trying to build a cox model: h(t, beta) = h0(t)exp(X*beta) I have selected some variables from the data, and for a category variable, if it contains N categories, I will set up N-1 dummy variables for it, if so, there are 26 variables in my model, is it too many for a model? But...
15. ### cox model with time dependent covariate

I am trying to fit a cox model: h(t, beta) = h0(t)exp(X*beta), while X = (x1, x2, ..., xN) but, for instance, x1 is binary with value of 0 or 1, but the hazard ratio of 1 and 0 is not proportional: t: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .... hazard ratio: 0.2 0.3...
16. ### Data input for coxph(Surv analysis

Dear friends, I would like to ask this quite easy question regarding the data format for a coxph frailty model.