Numerical estimation of the variance of the completeness index applied to cancer data

Gigli, Anna (2007) Numerical estimation of the variance of the completeness index applied to cancer data. Working Paper. IRPPS - CNR, Roma.

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Cancer prevalence is the proportion of people in a population diagnosed with cancer in the past and still alive. One way to estimate prevalence is via population-based registries, where data on diagnosis and life status of all incident cases occurring in the covered population are collected. In this report a numerical method for the estimation of the variance of the completeness index (NUMCOMP) is developed, and comparisons are made with a previous analytical method (VARCOMP) proposed by Gigli et al.(2006). The paper is organized as follows: section 1 introduces the problem; section 2 illustrates the new method; section 3 describes the algorithm in details; finally in section 4 the new and old methods are applied to the following cancer sites: all sites, anus, brain, colorectal for males and females, and to breast cancer for females (all races/ethnicities) and results are compared and commented.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Fa parte di: IRPPS Working paper (13/2007) - ISSN: 2240-7332
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complete prevalence, Cancer registries, Incidence, Survival, Numerical derivatives, SEER*Stat software
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 614 Medicina legale; incidenza delle malattie; Medicina preventiva pubblica > 614.5 Incidenza di specifiche malattie e tipi di malattia e misure pubbliche per prevenirle
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 16:25
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 16:25

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