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 Patchara Popaitoon posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:33 am
Dear Linda,

I'd like to ask for your advise on how to code a censored variable. I would like to test how many days the subjects will survive after the treatment and hence, number of days is the censored dependent variable. I have a cutting point to observe this where some subjects are dead and others survive. I would like to know what would be the best way to code the value for the survivors.

Let's say that my cutting point is 100 days after the treatment. Should I fill in the value for those survivors as 100?

Also, please could you suggest any materials that would help me understand this.

Many thanks.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 1:55 pm
I would score this as continuous time survival and analyze it in the same way. See Example 6.21 and the SURVIVAL and TIMECENSORED options.
 Patchara Popaitoon posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:23 am
Thanks for your advise. I appreciate it.
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