Estimation of Basic Quantities for Other Sampling Schemes

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

Abstract

In Chapter 4, we examined techniques for estimating the survival function for right-censored data in sections 4.2–4.5 and for left-truncated data in section 4.6. In this chapter, we discuss how to estimate the survival function for other sampling schemes, namely, left, double, and interval censoring, right-truncation, and grouped data. Each sampling scheme provides different information about the survival function and requires a different technique for estimation.

Keywords

Life Table Survival Function Induction Time Palpable Tumor Needlestick Injury 
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Copyright information

© 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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