Statistics and Its Interface

Volume 11 (2018)

Number 2

Challenges in analyzing time to live birth

Pages: 397 – 399

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/SII.2018.v11.n2.a15

Authors

Hongying Kuang (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China)

Hao Huang (Department of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.)

Haizhu Tan (Department of Physics and Computer Applications, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China)

Allen R. Kunselman (Department Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Penn., U.S.A.)

Heping Zhang (Department of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.)

Abstract

Live birth is recommended as the primary clinical outcome in studies of infertility. Although it is commonly treated as a dichotomous response, namely live birth or not, time to live birth is also of important clinical interest. In this call-for-attention essay, we present the subtlety in characterizing the time to live birth, but not to offer a solution.

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Published 7 March 2018