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Am J Epidemiol. 1985 Mar;121(3):465-71.

Logistic regression in survival analysis.


Logistic regression has been applied to numerous investigations that examine the relationship between risk factors and various disease events. Recently, the ability to consider the time element of event occurrences by proportional hazards models has meant that logistic regression has played a less important role in the analysis of survival data. This paper, however, shows that when event times are grouped into intervals, logistic regression can be adapted to the analysis of such data by modeling the interval when an event occurs. Furthermore, it is shown that results from such an adaptation will often lead to parameter estimates close to those obtained by the proportional hazards model in the grouped event time setting. An illustration of the application of logistic regression to survival analysis is based on data from the Framingham Heart Study.

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