stcrprep prepares data for estimating and modelling cause-specific cumulative incidence functions using time-dependent weights. Once the data has been prepared and the weights incorporated using stset it is possible to obtain a graph of the non-parametric estimates of the cause-specific cumulative incidence function using sts graph. In addition a model that estimates subhazard ratios (equivalent to the Fine and Gray model) can be fitted using stcox. It is also possible to fit parametric models to directly estimate the cause-specific CIF (my main reason for developing the command).

Below are some simple examples of using stcrprep.


Non and semi parametric methods

Parametric models

  • Using stpm2 to model the cause-specific CIF
  • Alternative link functions.
Professor of Biostatistics