kidney {survival}R Documentation

Kidney data from survival5


Data on the recurrence times to infection, at the point of insertion of the catheter, for kidney patients using portable dialysis equipment. Catheters may be removed for reasons other than infection, in which case the observation is censored. Each patient has exactly 2 observations.


patient: id
time: time
status: event status
age: in years
sex: 1=male, 2=female
disease: disease type (0=GN, 1=AN, 2=PKD, 3=Other)
frail: frailty estimate from original paper


The original analysis had incorrect handling of ties and so is not exactly reproduced by survival.


CA McGilchrist, CW Aisbett (1991), Regression with frailty in survival analysis. Biometrics 47, 461–66.


kfit <- coxph(Surv(time, status)~ age + sex + disease + frailty(id), kidney)
kfit0 <- coxph(Surv(time, status)~ age + sex + disease, kidney)
kfitm1 <- coxph(Surv(time,status) ~ age + sex + disease + 
                frailty(id, dist='gauss'), kidney)

[Package survival version 2.31 Index]