Journal article

Analysis of binary outcomes in longitudinal studies using weighted estimating equations and discrete-time survival methods: Prevalence and incidence of smoking in an adolescent cohort

JB Carlin, R Wolfe, C Coffey, GC Patton

STATISTICS IN MEDICINE | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

Longitudinal studies are increasingly popular in epidemiology. In this tutorial we provide a detailed review of methods used by us in the analysis of a longitudinal (multiwave or panel) study of adolescent health, focusing on smoking behaviour. This example is explored in detail with the principal aim of providing an introduction to the analysis of longitudinal binary data, at a level suited to statisticians familiar with logistic regression and survival analysis but not necessarily experienced in longitudinal analysis or estimating equation methods. We describe recent advances in statistical methodology that can play a practical role in applications and are available with standard software...

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