Introduction to Survival Analysis

  • David G. Kleinbaum
Part of the Statistics in the Health Sciences book series (SBH)


This introduction to survival analysis gives a descriptive overview of the data analytic approach called survival analysis. This approach includes the type of problem addressed by survival analysis, the outcome variable considered, the need to take into account “censored data,” what a survival function and a hazard function represent, basic data layouts for a survival analysis, the goals of survival analysis, and some examples of survival analysis.


Survival Time Survival Analysis Hazard Function Survivor Function Failure Time 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Kleinbaum
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  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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