Use of Empirical Transformations in Nonparametric Back-projection of Aids Incidence Data

  • Niels G. Becker
  • Lyndsey F. Watson


Among methods used for estimating the HIV-infection incidence curve, smoothed nonparametric back-projection has a number of attractive features. Here an empirical transformation is incorporated into the method for the purpose of reducing bias and its effectiveness for reducing bias is studied.


Infection Intensity Calendar Time Time Transformation Smoothing Kernel Infection Incidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels G. Becker
    • 1
  • Lyndsey F. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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