Life expectancy

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The main goal of this chapter is to discuss a method for comparing life expectancies, as proposed in Zimmermann [31]. 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.


Life Expectancy Life Table Residual Life Weibull Model Death Probability 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris-Lodron University of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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