Loss to Follow-Up as a Competing Risk in an Observational Study of HIV-1 Incidence.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PloS one, Volume 8, Issue 3, p.e59480 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, April 2013, Human Biology Division, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Conventional survival estimates may be biased if loss to follow-up (LTF) is associated with the outcome of interest. Our goal was to assess whether the association between sexual risk behavior and HIV-1 acquisition changed after accounting for LTF with competing risks regression.