Journal article

Survival Analysis with Multiple Causes of Death Extending the Competing Risks Model

Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Hamza Sadaoui, Clara Piffaretti, Gregoire Rey



Statistics on mortality related to each disease are usually based on the so-called underlying cause of death, which is selected from the diseases declared on the standardized death certificate using international rules. However, the assumption that each death is caused by exactly one disease is debatable, particularly with an aging population in an era where infectious diseases are replaced by chronic and degenerative diseases. The need to consider multiple causes of death has been acknowledged in epidemiologic research, with a growing body of literature producing statistics based on any mention of a disease on the death certificate. Yet there has not been a formal framework proposed for the..

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Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

Awarded by Institut National du Cancer (INCa)

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by a Centre of Research Excellence grant from the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council, ID#1035261, to the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat), and a research grant from Institut National du Cancer (INCa, 2012-1-PL SHS-05-INSERM 11-1) and Canceropole Ile-de-France.