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Semiparametric partially linear varying coefficient models with panel count data

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  • Xin He

    (University of Maryland)

  • Xuenan Feng

    (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

  • Xingwei Tong

    (Beijing Normal University)

  • Xingqiu Zhao

    () (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Abstract

This paper studies semiparametric regression analysis of panel count data, which arise naturally when recurrent events are considered. Such data frequently occur in medical follow-up studies and reliability experiments, for example. To explore the nonlinear interactions between covariates, we propose a class of partially linear models with possibly varying coefficients for the mean function of the counting processes with panel count data. The functional coefficients are estimated by B-spline function approximations. The estimation procedures are based on maximum pseudo-likelihood and likelihood approaches and they are easy to implement. The asymptotic properties of the resulting estimators are established, and their finite-sample performance is assessed by Monte Carlo simulation studies. We also demonstrate the value of the proposed method by the analysis of a cancer data set, where the new modeling approach provides more comprehensive information than the usual proportional mean model.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:lifeda:v:23:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s10985-016-9368-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s10985-016-9368-x
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