Introduction to Survival Analysis

Chapter
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

This introduction to survival analysis gives a descriptive overview of the data analytic approach called survival analysis. This approach includes the type of problem addressed by survival analysis, the outcome variable considered, the need to take into account “censored data,” what a survival function and a hazard function represent, basic data layouts for a survival analysis, the goals of survival analysis, and some examples of survival analysis.

Keywords

Placebo Leukemia Tuberculosis Posite Lost 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyRollins School of Public Health at Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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