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Table 1 Results on partial durations in states for case study 1 on liver cirrhosis and prednisone treatment

From: Estimating the number and length of episodes in disability using a Markov chain approach

  Control Treatment
Remaining life expectancy (years) 5.9 5.9
95% confidence interval [5.6, 6.3] [5.5, 6.3]
Expected time low functioning (years) 2.8 2.2
95% confidence interval [2.6, 3.0] [2.0, 2.5]
Expected time normal functioning (years) 3.1 3.7
95% confidence interval [2.8, 3.4] [3.4, 4.0]
Expected number of episodes (normal functioning) 0.8 0.8
95% confidence interval [0.7, 0.9] [0.7, 0.9]
Expected length of episodes (normal functioning, years) 3.9 4.5
95% confidence interval [3.6, 4.2] [4.3, 4.8]