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On Testing Independence of Failure Time and Cause of Failure Using Subquantiles

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Competing risks tests for independence quantile and subquantile functions 

AMS Subject Classification

62N03 62G10 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stat Math UnitIndian Statistical InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsCochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinIndia
  3. 3.Indian Statistical InstituteChennaiIndia

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