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A General Mixed Linear Model with Left-Censored Data

  • Ha, Il-Do (Department of Asset Management, Daegu Haany University)
  • Published : 2008.11.30

Abstract

Mixed linear models have been widely used in various correlated data including multivariate survival data. In this paper we extend hierarchical-likelihood(h-likelihood) approach for mixed linear models with right censored data to that for left censored data. We also allow a general random-effect structure and propose the estimation procedure. The proposed method is illustrated using a numerical data set and is also compared with marginal likelihood method.

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