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Topics in Univariate Estimation

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

Abstract

In Chapter 4, we presented two techniques for providing summary curves which tell us about the survival experience of a cohort of individuals. These two estimators were the Kaplan-Meier estimator, which provides an estimate of the survival function, and the Nelson-Aalan estimator, which provides an estimate of the cumulative hazard rate. These statistics are readily available in many statistical packages.

Keywords

Hazard Rate Survival Function Dirichlet Process Death Time Mean Integrate Square Error 
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Copyright information

© 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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