Examples of Survival Data

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


The problem of analyzing time to event data arises in a number of applied fields, such as medicine, biology, public health, epidemiology, engineering, economics, and demography. Although the statistical tools we shall present are applicable to all these disciplines, our focus is on applying the techniques to biology and medicine. In this chapter, we present some examples drawn from these fields that are used throughout the text to illustrate the statistical techniques we shall describe.


Bone Marrow Transplant Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Acute GVHD Death Time Negative Axillary Lymph Node 
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© 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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