Basic Quantities and Models

  • John P. Klein
  • Melvin L. Moeschberger
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


In this chapter, we consider the basic parameters used in modeling survival data. We shall define these quantities and show how they are interrelated in sections 2.2–2.4. In section 2.5, some common parametric models are discussed. The important application of regression to survival analysis is covered in section 2.6, where both parametric and semiparametric models are presented.


Hazard Rate Hazard Function Survival Function Weibull Distribution Residual Life 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Klein
    • 1
  • Melvin L. Moeschberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of BiostatisticsMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and BiometricsThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbusUSA

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