Nonparametric Estimation of Basic Quantities for Right-Censored and Left-Truncated Data

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


In this chapter we shall examine techniques for drawing an inference about the distribution of the time to some event X, based on a sample of right-censored survival data. A typical data point consists of a time on study and an indicator of whether this time is an event time or a censoring time for each of the nindividuals in the study. We assume throughout this chapter that the potential censoring time is unrelated to the potential event time. The methods are appropriate for Type I, Type II, progressive or random censoring discussed in section 3.2.


Survival Function Nonparametric Estimation Confidence Band Cumulative Hazard Basic Quantity 


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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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