• Mathematics, Medicine
  • Published in Statistics in medicine 2011
  • DOI:10.1002/sim.4077

Bayesian approach to cancer-trend analysis using age-stratified Poisson regression models.

@article{Ghosh2011BayesianAT,
  title={Bayesian approach to cancer-trend analysis using age-stratified Poisson regression models.},
  author={Pulak Ghosh and Kaushik Ghosh and Ram C. Tiwari},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          127-39
        }
}
Annual Percentage Change (APC) summarizes trends in age-adjusted cancer rates over short time-intervals. This measure implicitly assumes linearity of the log-rates over the intervals in question, which may not be valid, especially for relatively longer time-intervals. An alternative is the Average Annual Percentage Change (AAPC), which computes a weighted average of APC values over intervals where log-rates are piece-wise linear. In this article, we propose a Bayesian approach to calculating… CONTINUE READING