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Survival Data: Estimation Of Risk

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Third edition

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172805
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.12

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 Survival Data: Estimation Of Risk

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Therapeutic trials usually involve individuals observed over time where the outcome might be death or the recurrence of a specific disease. A basic characteristic that separates survival data from other kinds of data is that the outcome is frequently not observed for all study subjects. Special statistical methods exist to compensate for the incomplete nature of this kind of data. The theory and application of these methods is called survival analysis. This chapter discusses two general approaches to survival analysis — one parametric and one nonparametric.

Keywords: survival analysis; risk estimation; survival data; survival time; parametric model

Chapter.  10815 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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