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{* *! version 1.0.0 20jan2011}{...}
{cmd:help stsurvdiff}
{right:also see: {help sts generate}}
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{title:Title}
{p2colset 5 19 21 2}{...}
{p2col :{hi:stsurvdiff} {hline 2}}Difference between two Kaplan-Meier survival curves{p_end}
{p2colreset}{...}
{title:Syntax}
{p 8 16 2}{cmd:stsurvdiff} {varname} {ifin} [{cmd:,} {it:options}]
{synoptset 29 tabbed}{...}
{synopthdr}
{synoptline}
{synopt :{opt g:enerate(stubname)}}defines the stub-name for variables
containing results created by {cmd:stsurvdiff}{p_end}
{synopt :{opt l:evel(#)}}sets the confidence level of the CI for the
difference in survival curves{p_end}
{synopt :{opt s:mooth}}smooths the difference and its standard error
as a function of time ({cmd:_t}){p_end}
{synoptline}
{p2colreset}{...}
{p 4 6 2}
You must {cmd:stset} your data before using {cmd:stsurvdiff}; see
{manhelp stset ST}.{p_end}
{title:Description}
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{cmd:stsurvdiff} computes the difference in the Kaplan-Meier
survival curves, and a pointwise confidence interval, at the two
levels of a binary "treatment" variable, {it:varname}.
{title:Options}
{phang}
{opt generate(stubname)} defines the stub-name for variables containing
results created by {cmd:stsurvdiff}. For example, if {it:stubname} is
{cmd:diff}, four new variables are created, with names {cmd:diff},
{cmd:diff_se}, {cmd:diff_lci} and {cmd:diff_uci}, respectively.
{phang}
{opt level(#)} specifies the percent confidence level for the pointwise
confidence interval of the difference in survival functions. The
default {it:#} is 95%.
{phang}
{opt smooth} applies a running-line smooth (see {help running})
to the difference in survival curves and its standard error.
{title:Examples}
{phang2}{cmd:. stsurvdiff treat}{p_end}
{phang2}{cmd:. stsurvdiff treat, generate(diff) level(99) smooth}{p_end}
{title:Author}
{pstd}
Patrick Royston, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London, UK.
({browse "mailto:patrick.royston@ctu.mrc.ac.uk":pr@ctu.mrc.ac.uk})
{title:Also see}
{psee}
Manual: {manlink R sts generate}