Current address: Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, U.S.A.
Confidence Bands for Cumulative Incidence Curves Under the Additive Risk Model
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2004
Volume 55, Issue 4, pages 1093–1100, December 1999
How to Cite
Shen, Y. and Cheng, S. C. (1999), Confidence Bands for Cumulative Incidence Curves Under the Additive Risk Model. Biometrics, 55: 1093–1100. doi: 10.1111/j.0006-341X.1999.01093.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAY 2004
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2004
- Received March 1998. Revised October 1998. Accepted November 1998.
- Additive risk model;
- Competing risks;
- Confidence bands;
- Confidence intervals;
Summary. In the context of competing risks, the cumulative incidence function is often used to summarize the cause-specific failure-time data. As an alternative to the proportional hazards model, the additive risk model is used to investigate covariate effects by specifying that the subject-specific hazard function is the sum of a baseline hazard function and a regression function of covariates. Based on such a formulation, we present an approach to constructing simultaneous confidence intervals for the cause-specific cumulative incidence function of patients with given risk factors. A melanoma data set is used for the purpose of illustration.