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Table 5 Comparison of bias (bold font), mean square error (normal font) and coverage (italic font) for the different methods to estimate age-standardized net survival for those aged 75+. Bias is difference in percentage points

From: Comparison of different approaches to estimating age standardized net survival

  5 years 10 years 15 years
  Scenario 1
Pohar Perme -0.1590 -0.1613 -0.6053
  2.1021 14.3727 101.8314
  96.2 92.5 91.4
Ederer II -0.1137 -0.3198 -0.5318
  1.5983 3.7299 10.0422
  96.1 95.0 95.1
Model Based 0.8137 0.9559 0.5888
(Grouped Age) 2.0951 3.8231 6.8827
  90.0 92.2 94.8
Model Based -0.5241 -0.0224 0.0451
(Continuous Age) 1.1701 5.7305 14.7700
  94.9 93.3 92.7
  Scenario 2
Pohar Perme -0.2124 -0.2210 -0.3109
  2.4165 11.5840 61.9570
  95.0 94.3 92.8
Ederer II 0.5060 0.9602 1.2465
  1.9939 4.3176 9.9081
  94.4 92.7 92.7
Model Based 1.9387 2.5769 2.8401
(Grouped Age) 5.1811 9.1152 13.3959
  66.8 67.2 80.1
Model Based 0.1237 0.0649 -0.0117
(Continuous Age) 1.6218 4.6727 10.2586
  94.0 95.2 94.6