Chapter 8. Life Tables, Survival Analysis and Cox Regression

  1. Nigel Bruce,
  2. Daniel Pope and
  3. Debbi Stanistreet

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch8

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

How to Cite

Bruce, N., Pope, D. and Stanistreet, D. (2008) Life Tables, Survival Analysis and Cox Regression, in Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725337.ch8

Author Information

  1. Division of Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470022740

Online ISBN: 9780470725337

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Keywords:

  • current life tables;
  • survival analysis and cox regression;
  • censoring indicator;
  • Kaplan–Meier survival curve;
  • cohort study - survival analysis;
  • log-rank test;
  • Cox regression model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and learning objectives

  • Survival analysis

  • Cox regression

  • Current life tables

  • Answers to self-assessment exercises