By Peter Diggle, Patrick Heagerty, Kung-Yee Liang, Scott Zeger
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8 shows both scatterplots for the CD4+ and CESD data. There is no strong relationship between baseline CD4+ and CESD. That is, persons more depressed at baseline do not tend to have higher or lower CD4+ levels. Neither is there much relationship between the change in depression level with change in CD4+ members. Hence, there is little evidence of strong relationship in either the cross-sectional (a) or in the longitudinal (b) dis- play. a• O a) C 500 - cn CO 0—500 0 10 20 Baseline CESD 30 —20 0 20 Change in CESD Fig.
Smooth curves have been fitted by kernel estimation, smoothing splines, and lowess. All three methods give qualitatively similar results. We now briefly review each of these smoothing techniques. Details can be found in Hastie and Tibshirani (1990) and the original references therein. To simplify the discussion of smoothing, we assume there is a single observation on each individual, denoted y,, observed at time t,. The general problem is to estimate from data of the following form: (t,, yi ), i = 1, ...
M. In group B, the same equation holds but with different coefficients, NB and of subjects, m; each person has n repeated observations. 2 p for all j k. In and Corr(Yii, Yk) addition, we assume of explanatory variables so that xij = that each person has the same set xj. A typical example of such xj is 01B• Both groups have the same number SAMPLE SIZE CALCULATIONS 29 the duration between the first and the jth visit. in which case 3 ) A and 3 1 0 are the rates of change in Y for groups A and 13 respectively.
Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Second Edition by Peter Diggle, Patrick Heagerty, Kung-Yee Liang, Scott Zeger