Generalized Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Test Statistics for Correlated Categorical Data

Communication in Statistics- Theory and Methods (Impact Factor: 0.27). 05/1996; 26(8). DOI: 10.1080/03610929708832016
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S Three new test statistics are introduced for correlated categorical data in stratified R Theta C tables. They are similar in form to the standard generalized Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel statistics but modified to handle correlated outcomes. Two of these statistics are asymptotically valid in both many-strata (sparse data) and large-strata limiting models. The third one is designed specifically for the many-strata case but is valid even with a small number of strata. This latter statistic is also appropriate when strata are assumed to be random. Key words: correlated categorical data, generalized Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel statistics, sparse data. 1 INTRODUCTION In multicenter clinical trials, the responses are often recorded on a discrete scale, such as stages of disease severity or levels of improvement following an intervention. In addition, the categorical responses may be correlated because of repeated or multiple measurements on each individual or subsampling from clusters such as...

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