On Testing Independence of Failure Time and Cause of Failure Using Subquantiles
Consider the competing risks model where the individuals are subjected to k failures. Tests for independence between time to failure and cause of failure are widely discussed in literature. We propose a quantile-based test for testing independence of failure time and cause of failure. A simulation study looks at the performance of the proposed test. The proposed test is applied to a few real data sets to illustrate its use.
KeywordsCompeting risks tests for independence quantile and subquantile functions
AMS Subject Classification62N03 62G10
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Dewan, I., P. G. Sankaran, and E. P. Sreedevi. 2012. On testing independence of failure time and cause of failure in a competing risks model for grouped data. (Communicated).Google Scholar
- Sankaran, P. G., I. Dewan, and E. P. Sreedevi. 2009. A class of general tests for testing independence of failure time and cause of failure in a competing risks model. Technical report. http://www.isid.ac.in/∼statmath/eprints.