2. Functions of Survival Time

  1. Elisa T. Lee and
  2. John Wenyu Wang

Published Online: 30 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471458546.ch2

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lee, E. T. and Wang, J. W. (2003) Functions of Survival Time, in Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471458546.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for American Indian Health Research, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471369974

Online ISBN: 9780471458548

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Keywords:

  • survival time;
  • functions;
  • definitions;
  • relationships;
  • hazard function;
  • density function;
  • survival function

Summary

Survival distribution is most commonly described by three functions: the survivorship function, the probability density function, and the hazard function. In this chapter we define these three functions and their equivalence relationships. The chapter concludes with a problem solving section.