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Table 3 Comparisons among receiver operating characteristics curves obtained by Cox versus neural network models predicting 45-year all-cause mortality (1447 deaths among 1591 men)

From: Artificial neural networks versus proportional hazards Cox models to predict 45-year all-cause mortality in the Italian Rural Areas of the Seven Countries Study

First Model Compared to the Model p
Cox forced Cox forward stepwise 0.9587
Cox forced Cox backward stepwise 0.9588
Cox forced Neural network forced 0.3478
Cox forced Neural network stepwise 0.3681
Cox forward stepwise Cox backward stepwise 1.0000
Cox forward stepwise Neural network forced 0.3478
Cox forward stepwise Neural network stepwise 0.4236
Cox backward stepwise Neural network forced 0.3861
Cox backward stepwise Neural network stepwise 0.4269
Neural network forced Neural network stepwise 0.7237