Survival analysis

Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


The analysis of lifetimes is an important topic within biology and medicine in particular but also in reliability analysis with engineering applications. Such data are often highly nonnormally distributed, so that the use of standard linear models is problematic.


Survival Function Meier Estimate Baseline Hazard Function Death Time Surv Object 
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  1. Andersen, P. K., Borgan, Ø., Gill, R. D., and Keiding, N. (1991), Statistical Models Based on Counting Processes, Springer-Verlag, New York.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiostatisticsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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