The main goal of this chapter is to discuss a method for comparing life expectancies, as proposed in Zimmermann . To begin with, let us recall some facts about the interpretation of several survival analytic key quantities. Especially, I’d like to emphasize once again that the survival function S basically provides information on surviving beyond a specified time point t, whereas the hazard rate can be interpreted as a measure of the instantaneous risk of experiencing the event at time t.
KeywordsLife Expectancy Life Table Residual Life Weibull Model Death Probability
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