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Table 3 Sensitivity to knot configuration

From: Partitioning of excess mortality in population-based cancer patient survival studies using flexible parametric survival models

Model Baseline, d f b Age, d f a Year, d f y Number of parameters AIC BIC
a 5 3 3 38 304202 304537
b 4 3 3 36 304219 304537
c 3 3 3 34 304291 304592
d 5 2 3 35 304207 304517
e 5 4 3 41 304165 304527
f 5 3 2 35 304197 304507
g 5 3 4 41 304204 304565
  1. Degrees of freedom for the baseline log cumulative excess mortality, d f b , the time-dependent effect of age at diagnosis, d f a and year at diagnosis, d f y .