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Logistic Loglogistic With Long Term Survivors For Split Population Model
Desi Rahmatina
Pages - 19 - 27     |    Revised - 31-03-2013     |    Published - 30-04-2013
Volume - 4   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - April 2013  Table of Contents
Split Population Model, Logistic Loglogistic Model, Split Loglogistic Model.
Split population models are also known as mixture model . The data used in this paper is Stanford Heart Transplant data. Survival times of potential heart transplant recipients from their date of acceptance into the Stanford Heart Transplant program [3]. This set consists of the survival times, in days, uncensored and censored for the 103 patients and with 3 covariates are considered Ages of patients in years, Surgery and Transplant, failure for these individuals is death. Covariate methods have been examined quite extensively in the context of parametric survival models for which the distribution of the survival times depends on the vector of covariates associated with each individual. See [6] for approaches which accommodate censoring and covariates in the ordinary exponential model for survival. Currently, such mixture models with immunes and covariates are in use in many areas such as medicine and criminology. See for examples [4][5][7]. In our formulation, the covariates are incorporated into a split loglogistic model by allowing the proportion of ultimate failures and the rate of failure to depend on the covariates and the unknown parameter vectors via logistic model. Within this setup, we provide simple sufficient conditions for the existence, consistency, and asymptotic normality of a maximum likelihood estimator for the parameters involved. As an application of this theory, the likelihood ratio test for a difference in immune proportions is shown to have an asymptotic chi-square distribution. These results allow immediate practical applications on the covariates and also provide some insight into the assumptions on the covariates and the censoring mechanism that are likely to be needed in practice. Our models and analysis are described in section 5.
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Mr. Desi Rahmatina
Universitas Maritim Raja Ali haji - Indonesia