A new class of minimum power divergence estimators with applications to cancer surveillance

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The Annual Percent Change (APC) has been adopted as a useful measure for analyzing the changing trends of cancer mortality and incidence rates by the NCI SEER program. Difficulties, however, arise when comparing the sample APCs between two overlapping regions because of the induced dependence (e.g., comparing the cancer mortality change rate of California… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmva.2011.03.011

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@article{Martn2011ANC, title={A new class of minimum power divergence estimators with applications to cancer surveillance}, author={Nirian Mart{\'i}n and Yi Li}, journal={Journal of multivariate analysis}, year={2011}, volume={102 8}, pages={1175-1193} }