Variance of complete cancer prevalence at all ages

Gigli, Anna (2007) Variance of complete cancer prevalence at all ages. 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 paper a method for the estimation of the variance of complete prevalence at all ages combined has been investigated. The proposed solution consists of estimating an upper bound of the variance of interest. Simulations show that the upper bound works well, however a theoretical proof has not been found. The paper is organized as follows: after a brief introduction in section 1, the problem is illustrated in section 2; a new solution is proposed in section 3 and applied to a simulated data set in section 4; and finally some technical advice on how to modify the existing software is proposed in section 5.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Fa parte di: IRPPS Working papers (14/2007) - ISSN: 2240-7332
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complete prevalence, Variance estimation, Cancer registries, Incidence, survival, 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 16:30
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 16:30

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