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EJMO Volume : 5 Issue : 3 Year : 2021
EJMO. 2021; 5(2): 132-143 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2021.90258

Evaluation of Parametric Method Performance for Left-Censored Data and Recommendation of Using for Covid-19 Data Analysis

Mustafa Agah Tekindal1, Harun Yonar2, Saadet Kader3
1Department of Biostatistics, Izmir Katip Celebi University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey, 2Deparment of Biostatistics, Selcuk University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Konya, Turkey, 3Deparment of Biochemistry, Karapinar State Hospital, Konya, Turkey Deparment of Biochemistry, Karapinar State Hospital, Konya, Turkey,

bjectives: Left-censored data, which is commonly seen in clinical studies, are frequently encountered in the literature, especially in the fields of food, environment, microbiology, and biochemistry. In this study, the most appropriate distribution between the negatively skewed distributions for left-censored data in Parametric Inverse Hazard Models was tried to be determined. Methods: Within the scope of the study, firstly, the data were produced uncensored according to different parameters of each distribution. Then, simulation studies were carried out in different censorship rates (15%, 25% and 35%) and various sample sizes (1000, 2000 and 3000) in order to determine the most appropriate distribution. AIC, AICC, HQIC, and CAIC information criteria were employed to compare the distribution performances. Since it was not possible to study simulations of all possible scenarios, scenarios similar to each other were generally preferred over others. Results: In the simulation results, the most appropriate distributions to be used for left-censored data in Parametric Inverse Hazard Models were found as Generalized Inverse Weibull as well as Log-Logistic, Log-Normal, Inverse Normal and Gamma distributions. It was also detected that the Marshal-Olkin distribution revealed a superior performance compared to the Modified Weibull, Generalized Gamma, Gamma, and Flexible Weibull distributions. Log logistics distribution gave the most appropriate result among the analyzed distributions in the examination made with real data application. Conclusion: The use of censored data analysis in evaluations in terms of Covid-19 is quite additive, considering that more statistical evaluation will be needed in the next period of the epidemic. Improved estimates can be obtained with this approach, especially in Covid-19 data analysis. Keywords: Covid-19, left-censored, limit of detection, Parametric Inverse Hazard Models


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Tekindal M, Yonar H, Kader S. Evaluation of Parametric Method Performance for Left-Censored Data and Recommendation of Using for Covid-19 Data Analysis. EJMO. 2021; 5(2): 132-143

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