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A nonparametric test for panel count data

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  • Jianguo Sun

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Panel count data arise when a recurrent event is under investigation and each study subject is observed only at discrete time points. In this situation, observed data include only the numbers of occurrences of the event of interest between observation time points and no information is available on subjects between their observation time points. We propose a nonparametric test for comparing the point processes characterising the recurrent event when only panel count data are available. The asymptotic distribution of the test statistic is derived and a simulation study is conducted to evaluate its performance. The method is illustrated using data from a medical follow-up study. Copyright Biometrika Trust 2003, Oxford University Press.

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  • Jianguo Sun, 2003. "A nonparametric test for panel count data," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 90(1), pages 199-208, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:biomet:v:90:y:2003:i:1:p:199-208
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    1. Liang Zhu & Ying Zhang & Yimei Li & Jianguo Sun & Leslie L. Robison, 2018. "A semiparametric likelihood†based method for regression analysis of mixed panel†count data," Biometrics, The International Biometric Society, vol. 74(2), pages 488-497, June.
    2. Li, Yang & Zhao, Hui & Sun, Jianguo & Kim, KyungMann, 2014. "Nonparametric tests for panel count data with unequal observation processes," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 73(C), pages 103-111.
    3. Xingwei Tong & Xin He & Liuquan Sun & Jianguo Sun, 2009. "Variable Selection for Panel Count Data via Non‐Concave Penalized Estimating Function," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 36(4), pages 620-635, December.
    4. Xin He & Xuenan Feng & Xingwei Tong & Xingqiu Zhao, 2017. "Semiparametric partially linear varying coefficient models with panel count data," Lifetime Data Analysis: An International Journal Devoted to Statistical Methods and Applications for Time-to-Event Data, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 439-466, July.
    5. Yu, Shaohua & Yu, Qiqing & Wong, George Y.C., 2006. "Consistency of the generalized MLE of a joint distribution function with multivariate interval-censored data," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(3), pages 720-732, March.
    6. Xin He & Xuenan Feng & Xingwei Tong & Xingqiu Zhao, 0. "Semiparametric partially linear varying coefficient models with panel count data," Lifetime Data Analysis: An International Journal Devoted to Statistical Methods and Applications for Time-to-Event Data, Springer, vol. 0, pages 1-28.
    7. N. Balakrishnan & Xingqiu Zhao, 2011. "A class of multi-sample nonparametric tests for panel count data," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer;The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, vol. 63(1), pages 135-156, February.
    8. Xingqiu Zhao & Jianguo Sun, 2011. "Nonparametric Comparison for Panel Count Data with Unequal Observation Processes," Biometrics, The International Biometric Society, vol. 67(3), pages 770-779, September.
    9. Xingqiu Zhao & N. Balakrishnan & Jianguo Sun, 2011. "Nonparametric inference based on panel count data," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 20(1), pages 1-42, May.
    10. Zhao, Xingqiu & Tong, Xingwei, 2011. "Semiparametric regression analysis of panel count data with informative observation times," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(1), pages 291-300, January.
    11. Zhao, Xingqiu & Tong, Xingwei & Sun, Jianguo, 2013. "Robust estimation for panel count data with informative observation times," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 57(1), pages 33-40.
    12. Haiying Wang & Yang Li & Jianguo Sun, 2015. "Focused and Model Average Estimation for Regression Analysis of Panel Count Data," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 42(3), pages 732-745, September.
    13. Zhang, Haixiang & Zhao, Hui & Sun, Jianguo & Wang, Dehui & Kim, KyungMann, 2013. "Regression analysis of multivariate panel count data with an informative observation process," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 119(C), pages 71-80.
    14. Jianguo Sun & Xingwei Tong & Xin He, 2007. "Regression Analysis of Panel Count Data with Dependent Observation Times," Biometrics, The International Biometric Society, vol. 63(4), pages 1053-1059, December.
    15. Jie Zhou & Haixiang Zhang & Liuquan Sun & Jianguo Sun, 2017. "Joint analysis of panel count data with an informative observation process and a dependent terminal event," Lifetime Data Analysis: An International Journal Devoted to Statistical Methods and Applications for Time-to-Event Data, Springer, vol. 23(4), pages 560-584, October.
    16. Yao, Bin & Wang, Lianming & He, Xin, 2016. "Semiparametric regression analysis of panel count data allowing for within-subject correlation," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 47-59.
    17. Gang Cheng & Ying Zhang & Liqiang Lu, 2011. "Efficient algorithms for computing the non and semi-parametric maximum likelihood estimates with panel count data," Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(2), pages 567-579.
    18. Balakrishnan, N. & Zhao, Xingqiu, 2010. "A nonparametric test for the equality of counting processes with panel count data," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 135-142, January.
    19. Jie Zhou & Haixiang Zhang & Liuquan Sun & Jianguo Sun, 0. "Joint analysis of panel count data with an informative observation process and a dependent terminal event," Lifetime Data Analysis: An International Journal Devoted to Statistical Methods and Applications for Time-to-Event Data, Springer, vol. 0, pages 1-25.

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