tcut: Factors for person-year calculations

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

Description

Attaches categories for person-year calculations to a variable without losing the underlying continuous representation

Usage

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tcut(x, breaks, labels, scale=1)
## S3 method for class 'tcut'
levels(x)

Arguments

x

numeric/date variable

breaks

breaks between categories, which are right-continuous

labels

labels for categories

scale

Multiply x and breaks by this.

Value

An object of class tcut

See Also

cut, pyears

Examples

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mdy.date <- function(m,d,y)
   as.Date(paste(ifelse(y<100, y+1900, y), m, d, sep='/'))
temp1 <- mdy.date(6,6,36)
temp2 <- mdy.date(6,6,55)# Now compare the results from person-years
#
temp.age <- tcut(temp2-temp1, floor(c(-1, (18:31 * 365.24))),
	labels=c('0-18', paste(18:30, 19:31, sep='-')))
temp.yr  <- tcut(temp2, mdy.date(1,1,1954:1965), labels=1954:1964)
temp.time <- 3700   #total days of fu
py1 <- pyears(temp.time ~ temp.age + temp.yr, scale=1) #output in days
py1

Example output

Call:
pyears(formula = temp.time ~ temp.age + temp.yr, scale = 1)

Total number of person-years tabulated: 3497 
Total number of person-years off table: 203 
Observations in the data set: 1 

survival documentation built on Aug. 24, 2021, 5:06 p.m.