compeir-package: Competing events incidence rates and corresponding statistics

Description Details Author(s) References


The package enables to compute event-specific incidence rates for competing risks data, to compute rate ratios, event-specific incidence proportions and cumulative incidence functions from these, and to plot these in a comprehensive multistate-type graphic.


Package: compeir
Type: Package
Version: 1.0
Date: 2010-12-20
License: GPL-2
Depends: grid, lattice, etm
LazyLoad: yes

The most important function contained in this package is irates. irates returns an object with which further measures can be determined, e.g., incidence rate ratios (irates.ratio), incidence proportions (iprop) or the cumulative incidence function (cif). The latter can easily be plotted using CIFplot. Also, a multistate type graphic based on incidence rates can be plotted by plot.irates.


Nadine Grambauer and Andreas Neudecker

Maintainer: Nadine Grambauer


Grambauer, N., Schumacher, M., Dettenkofer, M. and Beyersmann, J. (2010) Incidence densities in a competing events setting. American Journal of Epidemiology 172,1077–1084.

Altman, D., Machin, D., Bryant, T., Gardner, S. (2000) Statistics with Confidence: Confidence intervals and statistical guidelines. Second edition. Bristol: BMJ Books.

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