tcut {survival} | R Documentation |

## Factors for person-year calculations

### Description

Attaches categories for person-year calculations to a variable without losing the underlying continuous representation

### Usage

```
tcut(x, breaks, labels, scale=1)
## S3 method for class 'tcut'
levels(x)
```

### Arguments

`x` |
numeric/date variable |

`breaks` |
breaks between categories, which are right-continuous |

`labels` |
labels for categories |

`scale` |
Multiply |

### Value

An object of class `tcut`

### See Also

### Examples

```
# For pyears, all time variable need to be on the same scale; but
# futime is in months and age is in years
test <- mgus2
test$years <- test$futime/30.5 # follow-up in years
# first grouping based on years from starting age (= current age)
# second based on years since enrollment (all start at 0)
test$agegrp <- tcut(test$age, c(0,60, 70, 80, 100),
c("<=60", "60-70", "70-80", ">80"))
test$fgrp <- tcut(rep(0, nrow(test)), c(0, 1, 5, 10, 100),
c("0-1yr", "1-5yr", "5-10yr", ">10yr"))
# death rates per 1000, by age group
pfit1 <- pyears(Surv(years, death) ~ agegrp, scale =1000, data=test)
round(pfit1$event/ pfit1$pyears)
#death rates per 100, by follow-up year and age
# there are excess deaths in the first year, within each age stratum
pfit2 <- pyears(Surv(years, death) ~ fgrp + agegrp, scale =1000, data=test)
round(pfit2$event/ pfit2$pyears)
```

[Package

*survival*version 3.7-0 Index]